Prepare a root soak in a tub, tray, or wheelbarrow with 4-5 gallons of water and 3 capfuls each Essence and Soul. Soak the roots in this bath for 15-30 minutes before planting. This is an excellent time to finish prepping the hole and mix up the soil and amendments. After planting, pour any leftover solution on the tree basin(s) before laying mulch layer, and then water deeply.
Mix 40 % of the soil from the 2' wide hole with Greg’s Planting Mix in a wheelbarrow. Moisten well (about as wet as a wrung out sponge) while mixing and turning with a shovel, and let rest in wheelbarrow to ensure any hydrophobic soil is rehydrated while preparing potted tree or plant for transplant.
After planting, create and fill the 6-foot-wide basin with at least 4 bags of woody mulch to start a 6-inch-deep layer of healthy protection.