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Planting Shrubs

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Whether you’re hoping to create a privacy line in your backyard, elevating your curb appeal or adding emphasis to a landscaping feature, planting a few shrubs can go a long way. This beginner-level project will give you an evergreen addition to your lawn in an afternoon!

Tools

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Landscape Spray Paint

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Paint

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Potting Soil

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Pruners

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Rototiller

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Round Shovel

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Soil Knife

Shrubs

Shrubs

In containers

1

Define planting bed with spray paint.

2

Rototill planting bed and incorporate soil amendments (compost, soil conditioner, manure, etc.).

3

Remove shrubs from containers.

4

Loosen roots of shrub root balls, cut roots if roots are matted on outside of root ball.

5

Dig loose hole for each shrub.

6

Place shrub in hole and backfill around each root ball.

7

Water at least 5-10 gallons per shrub, and then 5- 10 gallons per week for 6 mos.

Congratulations! You did it! Sit back and enjoy your new lawn addition!

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