First winter for conifers
My first post here so hope to get it right.
I am in Zone 8. The yard is heavy red soil, We have planted 20 pretty large conifers,,, Pine, Fir, Aborvities,redwood and spruce. Some are 10+ feet tall,,, some are 5'.
Every one we planted we dug the hole a little large and put garden soil/mulch (the bags said for trees and shrubs) and an organic starter, that was mixed in with the mulch and some of the local soil. We have watered them like crazy!The ones that were put in late spring are doing great. We still have 11 to go this weekend.
As fall comes on, what suggestions do you have for us? Do we feed them? Extra mulch? Does it matter when they were planted? (some were late spring some will be this weekend)
10 of them were "reduced for quick sale"very tall ones,,, they were very root bound in the pots, but got a good deal!
I really want them to all survive and look great next year so any input as to what will give them a good chance of making it the first winter in the ground would be helpful.