You will need
- willow seedlings, soil, fertilizer, shovel, watering can
Choose for planting the willow shaded areas, it grows well near water – a stream, pond, river. Otherwise, this plant needs frequent watering: at least twice a week under the willow will have to pour a bucket of water. The only exception is rainy in the summer.
Dig the ground within a radius of three meters. Remove weeds, especially the roots of perennial grasses: weed, goutweed, nettles, etc. Dig a hole about the size of 1 cu. m. Put on the bottom bark of old deciduous trees, sawdust, other plant debris. Treat layer by any means that kills harmful insects. On top of the crust sprinkle compost soil or rotted manure. The willow is extremely responsive to the high content of soil nutrients.
Soil double superphosphate: one fit you need about 25-35 grams of this fertilizer. It is favorable for the development of the root system, so ignore this tip should not be. If you put willow in autumn, add in the pit of potassium nitrate, it will help the seedling winter safely. But in the North-Western part of the country is still preferable to spring planting. Because of the possibility of the advent of heavy frosts, before the formation of a stable snow layer young bushes can freeze.
Spread the roots of the willow around the hillock, collected in the center of the pit. Hold the seedlings with one hand, fill with fertile garden earth. Thoroughly tamp and water generously. Through the week (for spring planting) shrubs will begin to move into growth. This can be seen by the swelling buds or blooming foliage – depends on what time you transplanted the plant.
Take care of the young willow. It is responsive to frequent watering, top dressing of nitrogenous fertilizers, and microelements, making liquid organic fertilizers and tillage. One or two times a season spray the Verba solution for repelling harmful insects. It is desirable to treat not only the crown but of the tree trunks, as the insects could have time to put in ground balls. Below the Bush was thicker, keep lower branches, prishpilivayut their wooden spears and sprinkle the compost with soil. They are for the season will take root and give the willow new stems.
To Verba pleasing to the eye, it is necessary often to water. It's not very photophilous plant, dry summer when she can start to fall off the leaves.
In early spring cut the Bush, forming his crown, "cap".