She says always use compost when planting a tree. She suggests "Acid Planting Mix" that you can buy at Millcreek Gardens.
Dig a big hole, put the compost in before and after you put the tree roots in. Create a basin... which is basically a gully around the roots so they get plenty of water.
This time of year you need to water a new tree every week. When it gets hot in July, increase watering. A tree's first season in the ground needs plenty of moisture.
If you go into Millcreek Gardens this weekend and say "It's a Great Day"... they will give you three strawberry plants.
Millcreek Gardens is located at 3500 South 900 East in Salt Lake City. (801) 487-4131.
Every week they choose a "Question of the Week"... if yours is chosen, you could win a gift certificate. You just need to submit a question to Millcreek Garden's Facebook Page.
For more information, please visit Millcreek Gardens.