We are having a swimming pool put in out backyard and we dug up a
bunch of plants including mature azaleas, to put aside for 12 weeks
while the pool is finished. We hope some will survive and can be used
in landscaping the pool after it tis complete. A local landscape
company placed them all close together and pushed some dirt up around
the bases, and adivsed us to use an osccillatiung sprinkler (not
impulse) on a timer. Does anyone have advice on methods to help
ensure the survival of these plants? Is any sort of plant food/
fertilizer of value? How much water should they get? Thanks very
Fertilizer would be like having a thanksgiving dinner following a
heart transplant- don't do it.
Partial shade, protection from wind, a good supply of water, and
drainage so it's not sitting in a puddle and perhaps an
antitranspirant spray will all help.
How much water will vary, do not let them dry out, poke around in the
soil and be sure.
OK so far
Does anyone have advice on methods to help
Do NOT attempt to move them into their new positions, until late autumn.
Is any sort of plant food/
Don't feed them at all, that will only force leaf growth and make more
demands on the (damaged) root system. All they need for now, is to have
their root balls covered up, and enough cool, water and shade.
Impossible to say without knowing your location, the climate, the
soil, whether they are in shade.
They don't like lime so avoid using limed water.
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