Planting In Heavy Clay Soil


  • Dig a hole and position root ball level with grade line.
  • NEVER place root ball under grade level.
  • Insert 3″ perforated drain tile between the side of root mass and the side of the hole until it touches the bottom of the hole.
  • Back fill the area around the root ball with a mixture of plant starter or compost and existing soil (1/2″ clumps or smaller).
  • Cover top of root mass with mulch and cut drain tile flush with grade level.
  • Water and enjoy!