WHEN SHOULD I FERTILIZE?
Fertilizer should be applied in the spring to promote healthy new growth. It can also be done in the summer and fall. However, you do not want to encourage new growth too late in the fall because there will not be adequate time for the new growth to acclimate before it freezes.
WHAT ARE RECOMMENDED SPACINGS FOR A PRIVACY HEDGE?
Emerald Green Arborvitae - 3'
'Skyrocket', 'Blue Arrow', and 'Spartan' Juniper- 2'
Taxus Hicks Yew - 3'
Prunus Schipkaensis' Cherry Laurel - 5'
Emerald Isle and Island Green Leyland Cypress- 6'
HOW MUCH WATER DO MY PLANTS NEED?
Each plant has different watering needs. Too much water can starve the roots from oxygen and too little water will cause them to become dehydrated. The best rule of thumb is to make sure the soil is damp, not dry and dusty nor muddy and pooling. Most plants will show signs of stress by looking droopy and yellow if there is too much water. Dry or shedding leaves are usually an indication of too little water. Moisture meters are a great tool to help measure the amount of water in the soil. Purchase one here, also see our watering guide above.
DO YOU GUARANTEE YOUR PLANTS?
All plant material at Emerald Desert Nursery is sold 'where is, as is'. Examine the plants you are purchasing carefully to be certain of the acceptability on your part. After the plant material leaves our nursery or is delivered to another nursery, job site, etc., we express or imply no warranty as to the productiveness or life of the nursery stock we sell. We will not be in any way responsible for the result secured in transplanting. Read more about our terms here.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PLANT?
As long as you can dig a hole in the ground, you can plant. You just need to make sure there is adequate moisture available, a suitable location and use plants that are zone hardy. Spring and fall plantings are less likely to experience transplant shock. Fall plantings may need supplemental water in winter.
WHAT ZONE AM I?
Use this interactive map here.
Keep in mind, your area may be in a microclimate and therefore we recommend planting one zone below the USDA's definition for your area. This will help reduce chances for losses. There are many factors that affect plant survival, if you're not sure whether a plant is suitable for your planting area, please contact our sales staff. For large projects or plant lists, please consult with a landscape designer.