Preparing the Garden: Growing Mexican Heather: Home Gardening Tips & Advice

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Learn how to prepare the area for planting Mexican heather in your garden, with beginner tips & advice in this free home gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Jose Zuniga

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Hello! My name is Jose Zuniga and I am representing You know before we plant the Mexican Heathers, we have to prepare the area where the planting is going to happen. What do we do? Well for starters, look at this. We don't need any weeds. We got to weak it out completely. That's the worst enemy for any plant. As you can see as well, look at all of those rocks. I don't need those rocks. They all need to be removed. I need to rearrange some of these bigger rocks for decoration. We need this land to be virgin; completely clean and that is what we are going to do. Now let's tackle it and I will show you step by step. Now when it comes to the rocks, just get them there on the side. Just pick them; there we go. We'll worry about that later. Just get all the rocks out. We've got to clear it completely. Now this rock, is more decorative. We don't need that. Get it out. You got to rearrange everything. Just pull it out completely. Same thing. You see why this comes in so handy. They are bright. You see those plum trees right here. We don't want those as well. Got to clean it up completely. Got to get all the weeds out. Let's start with the weeds first. What you need to do is get the root system. We got to pull them out because remember the root system is horrible for any plant. Not going to let it grow. Just pull it out completely. There we go. Just tackle it down. There we go. That's a good exercise. Look at all these rocks here. Just remove everything. Good! We are going to check every single area here so that we've got all the rocks and all the weeds completely clean. Got to be ready to be reworked on. Remember we still have other steps so Just be sure that everything is clear and this is how we prepare the area for planting Mexican Heathers.