Most perennials and annuals like a well-drained soil rich with organic matter. Soil for most perennials and annuals should be amended with 2 to 3 inches of Osmocote Planting Soil. Once the soil has been prepared, place your plants around the planting area while still in their pots. Make sure you have taken into consideration the mature height of the plant as well as sun or shade requirements. Determine an approximate location for the planting then dig the hole in the amended soil wide enough and deep enough to accommodate the plant. Water the plants thoroughly, and then remove them from their pots by inverting them and supporting the root ball. Place your plant into the hole, then backfill to ground level.
Water the plant thoroughly to ensure the soil fills in completely around the roots, eliminating large air pockets. We recommend Miracle-Gro Quick Start solution over the root ball. This will help the newly planted perennial or annual to grow new roots. Another alternative would be to spread MYKE Annual & Perennial around the root system. Monitor your perennials and annuals daily, watering as needed. Water slowly to attain deep-water penetration, which encourages widespread root development. Feed annuals weekly or bi-weekly with Miracle-Gro All Purpose Fertilizer. Feed perennials bi-weekly with Miracle-Gro All Purpose Fertilizer. Osmocote fertilzer can be used to feed your annuals and perennials for up to four months with one application.
Add a 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch around the plant to help retain soil moisture. Avoid overly deep mulch up against the trunk or stems of the plant as this can promote disease or pest injury.