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Possible problems with planting Root bound Lack of water Too deep in hole Excessive pruning Improper staking Excessive fertilizer Digging the hole Dig as big as you can o Wide o Not necessarily deep Staking and Guying Holds tree while roots establish Prevents damage from wind Should be loose but tight Don t leave on too long o 10 12 weeks of growing season Pruning Pruning at planting o If quality plant stock pruning is not necessary Do not prune to compensate for root loss o Latest research show pruning does not help overcome transplant shock Watering Soak to fill voids in hole Water to maintain not dry out If you can squeeze water its too wet Tree Fertilization Every year when young Ease up when older Plant trees and shrubs soil amendments No Grass Selection Cool season grasses o Tall fescue Most popular in the upper Piedmont and mountain areas of Georgia Atlanta farthest south o Annual Perennial ryegrass Temporary cool season grasses Over seeding of warm season grasses Warm season grasses o Grow best in warm hot weather 80 95F o Become brown and formant in winter Bermuda Zoysia St Augustine Centipede Turf Grass Maintenance Mowing o Height of cut Bermuda 5 1 5 Zoysia 1 2 St Augustine 1 2 5 Centipede 1 5 2 o Use sharp mower blades o Never take more than 1 3 of the leaf blade at one time Thatching and aerating Thatch primarily zoysia Aerate all grasses Pruning trees and shrubs Minimal o Only to remove dead or bad limbs Rule of thumb o No more than 25 30 time Proper cuts Topping is bad for trees Why prune Removal of dead broken diseased or insect infested Making the cut where there is a leaf bud where there is a branch at the ground Better to make serious cuts when the plants are dormant



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