What to do when your plants arrive
- Remove the bags of plants from their shipping boxes, if any
- Fold down the tops of each bag to just a couple inches above the root balls. This lets air in and heat escape.
- Place the bags upright in a spot that is out of direct sunlight. Direct sunlight can cause the roots to overheat, and should be avoided at all cost. Setting the bags upright in their shipping boxes (assuming they were shipped UPS) works great - the plants stay upright and the boxes keep the roots shaded.
- If you are storing the plants for more than a few days, you may need to add water to the bags. An inch or two of water is plenty.
By following these instructions some of our customers have held plants for more than a month before putting them in the ground. However it is much safer, easier, and less expensive to schedule delivery when the site and your crew are ready for the installation!