Plant Placement On-Site | Zionsville, IN | Altum’s Horticultural Center and Landscape

Late Summer Gardening Checklist

Checkbox-imageGET HELP IF YOU NEED IT

When you don’t know where to start, start with Snapshot Gardening. You’ll get face time with a garden design pro, time to review photos of your area, personalized ideas and plant recommendations and a $25 gift card to get you started.

Checkbox-imageBOOST YOUR SOIL

One of the best ways to be successful when planting this fall is to amend your soil (50% soil amendment to 50% original soil). Then seal in moisture with a fresh layer of Altum’s Hardwood Mulch.

Checkbox-imagePLANT TO YOUR HEART’S CONTENT

The time is now, my friend. Perfect conditions, less watering, less stress on your plants and healthier plants come spring. Remember the root ball should be level with the soil line and the wider the hole the better—loosens the soil and gives roots room to grow. Check out the Step-by-Step Planting Guide. We have great results with Fertilome Root Stimulator, too.

Checkbox-imageTHAT INCLUDES BULBS

If you buy bulbs now while the selection is good, then  strategically plant them (with some Dutch Bulb Food) when the ground has cooled come October, you’ll be in for a lovely spring surprise.

Checkbox-imageMAKE IT YOURS

Put together your own concoction of mums, pumpkins, pansies, ornamental grasses, seed pods, curly willow branches, cabbages and kale in containers, windowboxes or beds.

Let’s grow together. Stop in, call 317.733.GROW and find what you need online.

Plant Placement On-Site

An at-home visit that focuses on where to plant and why. Perfect for when you plant or before our crew comes out to install.

Why offer a Plant Placement On-site service? Because there’s so much more to planting than digging a hole. Especially when you’re investing in quality trees and shrubs.

This is why we’ll come to your property to assess the area (Is there existing root structure from a previous tree? Is the area low-lying and wet?), exposure (Would you benefit from a tree(s) that provides a wind break? Do you need a tree that thrives in the shade?), property layout (How close is the space to your neighbor’s yard? Will there be branches that extend into another yard or near power lines?).

The Basics

  • Perfect if you want to plant or will have our crew install
  • 30 minutes at your property
  • Cost: $250

What to Expect

  • Schedule your Plant Placement On-site
  • Private 30 minute consultation with a plant and design expert
  • We come to your property
  • Discuss planting goals
  • Walk your property to assess challenges
  • Recommend planting placement, (DIY) process and care

YOU MIGHT BE TEMPTED TO PUT A PRETTY TREE IN ANY EMPTY SPOT. BUT LONG-TERM SUCCESS AND ENJOYMENT OF A TREE IS ALL ABOUT ‘RIGHT PLANT, RIGHT PLACE.’