Mother’s Day Plants: Transplanting into Your Garden

If you got annuals, perennials, bulbs, or plants this past Mother’s Day, it’s time to put them into your garden.

Do you know how to transfer your Mother’s Day plants into your garden? If not, you can learn more in this blog post that will focus on

  • Find the right spot in your garden
  • Transplant your Mother’s Day plants into your garden
  • Take care of this new plant (or plants).

How to Find the Right Spot in Your Garden for Mother’s Day Plants

What type of plants did you get for Mother’s Day? Mother’s Day plants include ones that you can add to your garden, such as

  • Annuals, such as begonias, geraniums, impatiens, petunias, and marigolds.
  • Perennials, including bleeding heart, cats mint, daffodils, garden phlox, and hellebore.
  • Shrubs, such as azaleas, lilacs, roses, flowering quince, or viburnum.
  • Trees, including dogwood, Rose of Sharon, or evergreens.

How to Take Care of This New Plant (or Plants)

Next, you need to look at the available spaces in your landscape and consider your plants’ needs, such as well-draining soil, full sun, partial shade, etc.

You also need to consider how tall and wide the plant will be at full maturity. You can see all of the above information on the plant tag that came with your plant. If you don’t have a plant tag, reach out to your local garden center or look it up online.

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If you have a “master landscape plan,” consult that as well. See how your mature plant looks in your overall flowerbed plan.

How to Transplant Your Mother’s Day Plant Into Your Garden

If you got Mother’s Day plants, you need to transplant that shrub, perennial, annual, or tree into your landscape.

Here’s how to transplant that new specimen you received on Mother’s Day:

  1. For annuals and perennials, you want to dig a hole as deep as the pot where the plant is currently living. You may need to add some compost or fertilizer if this hasn’t been done earlier in the spring.

Place your new plant into the hole, cover the roots with the soil, and add mulch. Give it some water after mulching. You’ll need to water your plants deeply since we’re heading into summer.

  • You’ll need a helping hand for shrubs and trees because it takes two people to plant a tree or shrub properly. Also, check for utility lines by calling 811. Someone will visit your property to put down markers where the utility lines are on the property.

You need to dig a hole that’s twice the size of the root ball and the surrounding soil for tree planting your Mother’s Day plants. Then, you’ll put fertilizer or compost in the spot and take the tree out of its container.

Place the young tree in its hole and put the soil back over the top of the roots and surrounding area. Again, put down mulch to cover the ground and the surrounding area.

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Tips and Tricks

Don’t put mulch up against the tree trunk and base, which is called volcano mulching. Volcano mulching will introduce disease and insects to your new tree or shrub. Instead, the mulch should lay flat around the tree without any mounds.

Next, water your new shrub or tree well. Since early summer is around the corner, you’ll need to water your new plants regularly. You can invest in tree bubblers and drip irrigation to ensure enough water gets to the roots.

Remember that it’s soon the start of summer. You’ll need to water your new Mother’s Day plants until they get their roots established, which may mean you water your annuals and perennials every day or every other day for a few weeks.

For trees and shrubs, you’ll need to water every day for the first week, then go to every other day for a week or two, and then every three days the following week.

Your new Mother’s Day plants will tell you when they’re thirsty too. The leaves and flowers will wilt. However, don’t wait for wilting because you can cause drought stress to occur, which makes your plants more susceptible to disease and death.

Also, be aware of over-watering. You can use the old-fashioned way of testing the soil for moisture. Stick your index finger up to your first knuckle into the soil. If the soil feels dry, then you need to water it.

Why You Need Brinly’s Tow-Behind Cart to Help You Transfer Mother’s Day Plants

Don’t wait until Father’s Day for your new Brinly Tow-Behind Cart! You need it now to transplant Mother’s Day plants. Our tow-behind cart comes with these features to make transferring plants and mulching a breeze:

  • Brinly’s Tow-Behind Cart is made of one-piece, heavy-duty compression-molded polypropylene, so it lasts longer and is more durable than other utility carts.
  • The thick poly-bed won’t dent or rust. It sits atop a durable powder-coated steel frame.
  • Our Tow-Behind Carts offer a steep dumping angle and hands-free foot pedal release.
  • You can unload with ease when you use our poly utility carts.
  • There are additional features to make working outside easier, such as bed divider channels and side stake extension slots.

We have many other lawn and garden products to help you with creating and maintaining a beautiful property throughout the year:

  • Dump carts
  • Ground engaging
  • Spike and plug aerators
  • Lawn dethatchers
  • ZTR products.

You can buy your next Brinly lawn care and garden products online. If you have any questions about your Brinly lawn and garden product, contact our customer service today by dialing 877-728-8224 or filling out our contact form.

Source:, How to Transplant Trees and Shrubs.