Sunnyside Gift Cards

Give the gift of Sunnyside!

A great gift for anyone on your list

menu dropdown icon
Sunnyside Employment Banner

Hiring Now!

We are interested in hiring those of you who deem yourself the hard working, fun loving type–who happen to also share a passion for flowers and foliage.

Learn More

Calibrachoa hanging basket
White Orchids
Earliblue berry cluster

Shrub Planting

Posted by on May 8th 2017 in

How to Plant a Shrub

Want to plant a shrubs in your yard? Here are tips for the best ways to plant.

Where to Plant Shrubs

Choose a plant for your location. Be sure that the sunlight, soil, and water requirements for the plant match your desired planting location.  Consider how your shrub will grow. Plant it in a spot where it can grow tall and wide without growing into power lines, walkways, walls, or other obstructions. If you place it too close to any of these things, you will probably be adding extra work for yourself as you will have to prune and maintain it. Also remember – before you start digging, make sure you check for underground activities.

When to Plant Shrubs

The best time to plant is in the fall or early spring so your shrubs have time to acclimate before the winter. It should be okay to plant shrubs in Minnesota through mid-October or early November (depending on local weather conditions), but newly planted shrubs need time to develop roots before the ground freezes so it’s better if you don’t wait until the last minute.

How to Plant Shrubs

  1. Dig a hole twice as wide and as deep as the root ball. If you are planting your shrub on a slope, level the area so that all of the roots are at the correct depth.
  2. Carefully remove the plant from the pot.
  3. Check the root ball for circling roots. If the plant is root-bound, cut an X in the bottom of the root ball and rough up the sides.
  4. Place the plant in the hole, making sure the top of the root ball is even with the soil grade. Make sure the plant is sitting with its best side facing the most-viewed side.
  5. Add a soil amendment, such as compost, to the soil you dug out. Backfill the hole with amended soil.
  6. Add a fertilizer designed for new plantings, such as Quick Start.
  7. Water the plant thoroughly.

Share This Article:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Map to Sunnyside Gardens

3723 W 44th St
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 926-2654

Get Directions

Call for current store hours.
Monday-Sunday Hours 9a-7p

Contact A

image of gardening supplies

Schedule time with one of our experts to plan out your next landscaping project!

Ask A Question