Once all the water is absorbed, cover the plants root ball with more soil, pat it down and then water it again. Yes, give it a good amount of water (this is to prevent air pockets under the soil).
There, you are done. I have been moving plants using this method for years and I rarely lose one. I am, of course, a very good Mom to my plants and I do pay special attention for the first two weeks or so to make sure it does not dry out.
Let the Basting Begin! - I am using my dining room table to baste this big one -- it's about 105 x 105 inches (king size). It's been a while since I've finished one this big.
10 months ago