BLACK FOREST® TREE & SHRUB MIX is a special blend of organic and all natural ingredients formulated exclusively for MASTER NURSERY® Garden Centers. The ingredients are specifically selected for their aeration capabilities, drainage improvement and slow rate of decomposition. The addition of composted manure, with its long lasting benefits, further contributes to vigorous plant growth. The result is a nutrient rich compost that will enhance any garden.
PLANTING CONTAINER, BURLAPPED OR BARE-ROOT PLANTS
Dig a hole that is about twice as large as the size of the container. Dig the hole in a way that the sides taper outward into the soil as the hole gets deeper, somewhat like an upside down cone. Dig so that the sides of the hole are rough and not smooth; use a spading fork, if necessary, to make the sides of the hole coarse. To minimize the settling of the plant, make the hole a bit shallower in middle of the hole, but dig deeper around the side of the hole. Loosen the roots after removing the plant from the container or peel back the burlap from around the root ball so it will be completely covered by the back fill. Set the plant in the middle of the hole and make sure that the plant’s original soil line is about 2″ above the soil line of the hole. If planting either a container or bare-root plant, spread the roots around the hole, making sure that the roots are not crowded against the side of the hole. Hold the plant and fill the hole with a mixture of 1/2 Black Forest and 1/2 garden soil.
Fertilize using MASTER NURSERY brand Master Start® in the mixture according to instructions on Master Start bag to provide early nutrients for the new plant. Water thoroughly and pull up and down gently on the plant to remove any air pockets around the roots and leave the plant’s root ball positioned about 2″ above the garden soil line. Use any excess blend and/or garden soil to form a ridge around perimeter of hole to form a water basin. Follow the instructions of your Master Nursery Professional about frequency of watering and establishing a fertilizing schedule.
CONDITIONING YOUR SOIL
Black Forest Tree & Shrub Mix can greatly improve the quality of your garden soil. Black Forest will loosen clay, adobe or other compacted earth for better texture, aeration, moisture retention and easier cultivation. Simply spread Black Forest 2 inches thick over the surface of your garden before planting. Include MASTER NURSERY brand Master Start fertilizer in the mixture according to instructions on Master Start bag to provide early nutrients in the soil for new plants. Work the Black Forest mixture into the soil 6″ deep and blend well. Your garden will love you for making it easier to grow garden plants.
MULCHING TREES & SHRUBS
Black Forest Tree & Shrub Mix used as a mulch will help protect plant roots from soil erosion and temperature extremes. It will also help retain soil moisture and retard weed growth. Simply spread Black Forest 2 to 3 inches deep on the surface around your plants.
FOR GREAT RESULTS IN ALL YOUR GARDENING PROJECTS TRY BUMPER CROP® AVAILABLE ONLY AT YOUR MASTER NURSERY GARDEN CENTER.
BUMPER CROP ORGANIC SOIL BUILDER
A rich, organic soil conditioner, mulch and top dressing made with barnyard manure, composted shellfish and aged bark. A versatile blend excellent for a wide variety of garden applications.
MASTER NURSERY brand Master Start fertilizer is specially formulated with a high phosphorous content to help build strong root systems and strong top growth in new plantings. A vigorous root system enables plants to absorb water and nutrients which are critical for good foliage and flower and vegetable development. Master Start can be beneficial for planting new lawns, reseeding old lawns, flower and vegetable gardens, new plantings, new ground cover plantings, container grown and balled-and-burlapped plants and bareroot trees, shrubs and roses. See your Master Nursery Professional at your Master Nursery Garden Center for complete information and availability of Master Start.
UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE OF SATISFACTION
This MASTER NURSERY product is guaranteed to perform as outlined on this container to the complete satisfaction of the purchaser or a full refund of the purchase price will be made. Refund will be made upon receipt of this warranty and a register receipt showing proof of purchase at participating MASTER NURSERY GARDEN CENTERS or at the offices of the Master Nursery Garden Center, Inc., 2151 Salvio Street, Suite 255, Concord, CA 94520-2451 email@example.com
Produced by Coast of Maine Organic Products, Inc. for Master Nursery Garden Centers, Inc.