Definition of root ball in English:

root ball

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noun

  • The mass formed by the roots of a plant and the soil surrounding them.
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    • If a perennial has been in the same location for several years and you've noticed a decline in its flower output, dig up the plant and divide the root ball with a spade or hatchet into two, three or four pieces.
    • They should easily survive transplanting as long as the soil around the root ball is not unduly disturbed as you lift the clumps from the garden.
    • Tie the ends of the burlap to keep the root ball and soil intact, then lift the shrub - by the burlap and the bottom - into a wheelbarrow and move it to the new spot.

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