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Can someone please give me advice on how to keep my evergreen seedlings from dying off? I would like to start a couple rows around the house, but they keep dying off. I know it takes an acid soil and moist ground. But even the ones that were looking healthy now look like they are dying.

Also any hints on how to start evergreens from seed?

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How big are the seedlings? If they are one foot or smaller we put them into a section of the garden we call the tree nursery. They stay well-mulched and pampered until they are big enough (2-4 feet) to move to their permanent location. If you are putting small seedlings out on their own they need some protection. Net or put chicken wire around them staked down with a stick/rod. Mulch them heavily for about 12 inches around. Keep them well-watered the first year. The mulch keeps them moist and protects them from tall grasses. It also makes it easier for you to weedwhack without killing them.
 
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