The Pampered Princess Plant Dilemma

I have around ten new trees to put into my yard and as I’m discovering, trees are little dainty princesses when they’re young. Especially avocado’s. The loss of my Fuerte a month after putting it into the ground the previous year has me holding off on putting the new young trees in without creating an adequate site for them.

Previously I’d cut into the hillside at an angle then layered with well composted mulch and gypsum soaked the hole before planting. I also dug a drainage channel from the low side of the hole to further ensure water did not pool in the hard clay base. Fortunately my elite photoshop skills have provided you with the following pics to explain. (Yes I can feel the admiration, no my photoshopping prowess is not for hire)


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