1. Dig a hole that’s slightly shallower than the root ball of your tree. You would want the soil from the pot to be above the level of the soil surrounding it. The tree will basically settle in the long run and it will prevent your tree from being too deep.  
  2. Dig the hole two to three times wider compared to the root ball in order to allow the roots spread in loose brittle soil. 
  3. Once the tree is in the pot, break up its roots in order to encourage the spreading out of the roots. However, if you only drop the roots into the hole, the roots will just continue to grow just like when they were in the pot. This can be a big problem over the years because some roots may end up twisting the tree. 
  4. Then, add a soil amendment such as bone meal for proper growth and development of the roots. 
  5. Back fill the soil. Gently press in using your hands. 
  6. Water in your trees. You should not skip this method since watering your trees in at the right time of planting gradually and gently improves the results. 
  7. Mulch around your tree in order to prevent opportunistic weeds from competing with a newly planted tree. Then, mulching will keep the nutrients and moisture around the tree’s root ball. Also, mulch helps prevent mechanical damage caused by lawn mowers, since it creates a cushion area if the lawn mower does not have to pass by the tree. Do not allow the mulch to pile up very high around the tree trunk, because it can only promote root problems, decays and a lot more. 
  8. Stake if needed. Utilize wooden stakes as well as arbor tie over T-bars and wire in order to keep your tree growing up high. You should also be sure to get rid of the stake material after a year so that your tree can already get use to standing up on its own, and withstand strong winds or any extreme weather conditions. 
  9. Water your tree deeply and on a regular basis. In order to water your tree effectively and efficiently, you have to allow the water to penetrate the soil over its whole root zone. Watering it lightly and gently waters only the first top inches of the soil. Therefore, you have to water your tree thoroughly for a longer duration. With that being said, professionals and experts recommend you to place the hose on the slow stream which isn’t strong enough to erode or wash away the soil. Aside from that, allow it to sit for at least thirty minutes to one hour.
  10. Then, move the hose around the root zone of the tree several number of times. Use a watering bag alternatively that can actually be found at several various garden outlets these days. Furthermore, trees that are newly planted basically need time to establish and develop their root system. Watering the roots of your tree on a regular basis, most especially during drought season, is very important. For more tips, contact Bedford tree service provider.