Step 1. Dig the hole
Dig a hole that is twice as wide and deep as the container. Incorporate organic material such as manure, shredded leaves or peat moss (potting soil can also be used) into the existing soil making sure that the hole is still deep enough.
Step 2. Remove the plant from the container
If the soil in the container looks very dry, be sure to water it well before planting. Remove the plant from the container. Be sure to loosen the roots if they are thick and root bound.
Step 3. Planting
Place the plant in the center of the hole making sure that is level with the surface of the ground.
Step 4. Back Fill
Back fill hole with soil, firming into place, adding more soil as needed.
Step 5. Watering and Mulching
Water thoroughly around base of plant allowing it to soak in. Repeat as necessary.
Step 6. Check In
For the next couple weeks, check in and water plant as needed to ensure it stays healthy. Mulch around plant to help retain moisture and reduce weeds.