soil replacement

Hi,
I have a rosemary plant that I have brought in that needs transplanted into a larger pot. At the same time, I want to replace the soil. How do I replace the soil around the roots without killing the plant?
Thanx, Ed Stuart
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com (Ed Stuart) wrote:

Very carefully... and even then it's risky to do that to any woody perrenial. ;-)
If I feel it needs to be done, I cross my fingers and gently shake the soil from the root system and if I want to remove even more, I'll rinse it under a gentle stream of water. You want to do as little root damage as possible.
Personally, I don't bother with soil replacement unless I feel the soil has too much mineral or nitrogen buildup and has become toxic. I generally just loosen the root ball a bit to ease the roots transition into the new soil.
Good luck!
K.
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