This question is accompanied by this previous question...
So clearly my two dead Dogwood trees didn't do so hot in clay. The previous landscaper recommended them and planted them but just tossed a bunch of clay on top of the root ball and sent me the bill. When I asked about why they quickly became so sickly he accused me of not watering them and refused to follow up on his guarantee to replace any dead plants in the first 2 years. I watered them for hours everyday when it didn't rain and they were pretty sickly that first year regardless. They never came back the next spring. The previous answers to my question suggested that Dogwoods just don't do well in clay so I blame my landscaper for not knowing better when he was clearly aware of the clay situation.
I dug them out as well as about 10 other dead plants and shrubs he originally planted, and I wanted to put the following plants in their place.
- Green seed rollouts of Lavender
- 2 Crepe Myrtle's
- A bunch of small flower plants that won't come back next year
Any advice to ensure the best success with these plants?