Be sure to give each plant room to grow to full size.
Step 3: Mark Locations for Trees and Shrubs
- Position Plants: Put plants where they will go while they’re still in the containers. Work out the correct spacing and distribution before you start digging, making sure each plant will have room to spread out to its mature size without rubbing against structures or other plants.
- Mark Plant Location: Take a shovel or mattock and mark a circle in the soil, at least three times the diameter of the pot, for the border of each planting hole. You can also use flags, marking paint, or other markers if desired.
- Remove Plants: Move the plants off to the side, preferably in the shade.