Move Plants And Bushes While Dormant To Redo Landscaping

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Tom is a graduate of LSU College of Engineering and has worked in project and company management for more than twenty five years. Starting as a Project Engineer for an Energy company, Tom advanced through numerous levels of engineering and corporate management positions. In 1998, Tom fulfilled a long held dream of building homes and began his own construction firm.

Today, that firm, Southern Evergreen High Performance Homes, is Greensboro's exclusive builder of Southern Living Custom Homes and offers many services including Architecture, Interior Design, Real Estate and Construction.  Tom is one of only 100 builders across America to earn the Southern Living Builder designation. In addition, he hold holds several certifications including an Unlimited North Carolina General Contractor License a North Carolina Real Estate and Broker License, a nationally recognized Certified Green Professional Designation and an EPA Certified Lead Renovator Certificate.   Tom joined the Good Morning Show team with the Fix-it Friday series in 2009.

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Greensboro, NC  -  Now is the time of the year to move plants that are established in your yard if you want to redo your landscaping. Plants are in their most dormant stage right now, such as flowering plants.

Before you move any plant always call a utility locator service.  Have them come out and identify the power, the cable, the gas and other underground services you might have in your yard.

Tips on what it takes to move a plant this time of year. 

-- Identify the root ball.  You want to keep that intact as much as possible.  The way to do that is to look at the foliage of the plant let it tell you where the root ball is.  The root ball is always going to be a little bit smaller than the extensions of the foliage.

-- Protect the roots.  Burlap is good to cover the roots to protect them from further damage till you get them back in the ground.

Watch the video to see how Mr. Fix It Tom Garcia gets this done.





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