Friday, March 25, 2011

Transplanting of Large Shrubs

Spring and Fall are the times to think about moving some of those large over grown foundation plantings. Many times we get calls from people who think that once the plant has gotten to a certain size, that it either has to be cut way back or completely removed. A lot of large plants do very well when they are transplanted and are not as difficult as most people would think.Rhododendrons and Azaleas are surface rooted plant and do really well when transplanted, certain plants like yews are difficult to transplant once they become to big due to the tap root that they have.Large transplants are great for screening out areas or separating property borders, just make sure that the plant is far enough on your property and allow room for additional growth. These plants will need to be taken care of like a new planting would, over sized hole, mulch and plenty of water for the first couple of years. Once established, this plant that seemed like a problem will become an asset to your property.