Slip the plant from its plastic cup or pack by turning the vessel upside down and gently prodding, not pulling, the plant out so as not to break the stem away from the tender roots.
Pinch the lower leaves from the stem to prepare for deep planting.
Dig a hole so that the plant goes deeply into the ground; about half the stem will be buried, but don’t worry if you are not exact.
After planting, mulch around but not up to the stem. Continue caring for the plant as outlined in the directions on the stick tag.