Installation Checklist

S & J Nursery’s Plant Installation Checklist

A Few Things to Note with Installations…

There’s always something that escapes our mind when we get excited about getting in a new tree or plant. We can picture it right where we want it in our mind and it going to be perfect and planting it is going to be easy….

Then all of the sudden its like if it can go wrong it will when it comes time to plant those big beautiful trees. That stump from the tree we cut down years ago is still hanging out solid as a rock under the grass, the cable line runs right under where we wanted the tree, the irrigation will need rerouted to properly water it, the list just goes on.

Small plants can easily be manipulated around or changed to cover for that electric box we forgot was there but when it comes to large material sometimes things can get a little hairy.

So here is a checklist to go through that will eliminate surprises and additional expenses when considering planting a large tree or palm into the landscape.

# 1

Have you called to have the utilities marked?

During installations of plant material buried utilities are the sole responsibility of the homeowner. Prices quoted to plant are for installation into ready-to-plant areas only!

# 2

Are all the plants that may get damaged during the installation of large trees removed and safely placed in a temporary location?

Removals and transplants of existing plant material should already be done or can be done for you at additional cost. See your sales associate for details or email us the photos of shrubs and trees needing to be removed.

# 3

Have you checked to make sure that the Bobcat or other machine needed to plant that large tree will fit through your gate and into your back yard?

All plants larger than 45 gallon (including palms 5 ft and over) must have 4-6- ft clearance for a Bobcat to get to the area. (These are heavy-duty machines and they can and will damage sodded areas, especially following heavy rainfall).

If S&J is doing the installation, all fences, posts, plants, etc. must be moved prior to the scheduled delivery time.

 If you will need these items removed and replaced for you we are more than happy to do it for you, please make sure to have it priced and notated on your receipt at the nursery site when scheduling your delivery.

# 4

Is there a stump within 8 ft of where you are wanting to plant your large tree or palm?

Plants being planted where trees have been cut down and the stumps ground out will require additional potting soil and, in most cases, will have to be planted in a raised mound. There are no exceptions! Moving the tree being planted over a few feet will not work, as the old tree’s root systems still affect the planting of the replacement tree.

# 5

Have you set up a temporary watering system for your new plants?

All plants should be hand-watered with a hose daily after installation. (When the top inch of the soil is dry to
the touch it is ready to be watered again. Clay soils may not require daily water, so check before you water every
time.) Detailed instructions on how to properly care for and water newly planted items is available upon

# 6

Have you gotten approval form your HOA ?

Some Home Owners Associations require board approval of any changes to your existing landscape, even when they are improvements. Be sure to check with your HOA to avoid having to pay unexpected fines when planting, removing or transplanting plant material in your landscape.


S & J Nursery Warranty Information For Plant Installations

All sales are final. Care and maintenance of live plant items are transferred to you as the responsible party at the time of purchase.  These are live items and will not remain so without proper care. We do our best to ensure that the information is available to you on signs at the time of purchase and through our extensive website efforts. In addition, you may call our office at 904-522-1786 and we will be happy to help you with any questions and concerns you may be having. Often a photo and a description are all that is needed to get you the help you need to ensure that your new plants are getting everything they need to thrive where they have been planted. In the event that troubleshooting is is needed all nursery done Installations come with one FREE onsite consultation / tree check if needed. Please don’t hesitate to call.

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