Your customers expect the best. So, when you install new plants in your client's yard you'll be doing everything right; you've selected the healthiest plants and you've planted them with care and expertise.


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But after you leave the site, how well will those plants perform? How will the roots adapt to this new situation? In the end, the success of the roots determines the success of the plant.

Root Rescue's Transplanter MS-CS is formulated and proven to help new plants adapt to the soil environment on planting sites. The formulation delivers a host of dormant mycorrhizal fungi directly and evenly to the root zone of the plant. Delivering the fungal spores into the soil around the roots wakes them up – and within days they will begin to form a beneficial symbiosis with plant roots. These fascinating fungi are native to the roots of plants (in undisturbed natural environments) all over North America where they work with plant roots to find resources in the soil that the roots alone cannot find. Plants in the wild universally rely on these ancient microbes. Plants that have a community of mycorrhizae working with their roots are much more resilient and are ready to cope with the shock of being moved from the nursery into their new setting. The result is Plant Success – not plant failure. Happy plants mean happy clients. The client doesn't want to see their beautiful new plants fail – and you don't want the phone call when they do.

If you are planting out trees on commercial or municipal projects, Transplanter MS-CS is especially valuable. Trees and shrubs in these settings get very little (or no) after-care once your crew has left the planting site. These plants need all the help they can get to adapt and thrive – especially in the first few weeks and months after planting. The University of Guelph tested Transplanter MS-CS on several different planting sites from 2009 through 2013. The summer of 2012 was one of the hottest and driest on record, and Transplanter MS-CS performed beautifully; dozens of untreated test trees didn't survive that summer – almost all of the treated ones did. Follow this link to check out the results.

Mixing, Application Methods, and Recommendations

Root Rescue's Transplanter MS-CS is a highly concentrated wettable powder which uses water to deliver its benefits quickly and evenly to the root zone as you plant - or after planting - whatever works for you. It is impossible to over-apply or burn using the totally organic Transplanter MS-CS solution; once the root zone is saturated with the solution, any runoff from the planting zone will only benefit nearby plantings or lawns. Easily mixed in water, the active ingredients remain in suspension for at least 5 minutes before beginning to precipitate. Occasional agitation (manual or mechanical) is all that is required to keep the solution in suspension. Simply saturate the plant root ball and the back-fill with the Transplanter MS-CS solution as you plant - or - slowly drench the root zone of newly planted trees after planting. Use all of the solution by the end of the work day - do not store as a solution. Drain and rinse all equipment with water when finished. Seal any unused portions of the powder in the original packaging, and store in a dry cool place away from direct sunlight.

How to Apply:

Application Equipment Options and Recommendations for Contractors

1.High-volume, recirculating, tank applicators are ideal for the efficient application of the solution. The equipment's in-line screens should allow for the passage of particles 212 microns or smaller (No. 70 Screen). Do not use equipment that was previously used for the application of insecticides or fungicides. Once in the water, the wettable powder disperses quickly; 30 seconds of mechanical agitation will thoroughly mix the solution.

2.The Transplanter MS-CS solution can also be delivered into the root zone using a pressurized root-feeder probe injector. Use this equipment to inject the solution into the root zone and backfill of newly planted - or previously planted trees. Established trees, shrubs or conifers can also be treated using this type of root feeder equipment; inject a generous amount of solution into a wide band at the drip-line anytime that the roots are active (spring, summer or fall). Transplanter MS-CS is not a synthetic, and will not burn roots when mixed and applied as directed. Established plants can benefit from repeated applications. When using this type of low-volume/high-pressure equipment - keep the maximum pump pressure below 200 psi. The re-circulating feature of the pump will keep the mixture in suspension as you work.

3.You can also use a simple hose-end, siphon-type applicator to mix and apply the solution while you plant (or after planting). Hose-end siphon-type applicators mix concentrated solutions into a final application dilution as water passes through the mixing head from a typical garden hose. As water passes through the mixing head a siphon tube draws a pre-mixed concentrate out of a jar (typically attached below the mixing head) at a fixed or adjustable ratio. As the solution is applied, the concentrate jar is slowly emptied. Dial type hose-end applicators have an adjustable mixing ratio based on where the dial is set.

Watch a landscape contractor apply Transplanter MS-CS:

About dial type hose-end applicators

Most dial type hose-end applicators are metric; when the dial is set to 30, 30 ml (milliliters) of a solution will be siphoned from the concentrate jar for every 1000 ml (Litre) of water passing through the mixer head. Transplanter MS-CS mixes easily with water, even when mixed at multiple times the normal dilution rate. So using a hose-end siphon mixer applicator is a very easy and efficient way to apply the solution on a landscape site.


Here's what Landscape Professionals Say about Root Rescue:

  • All our client gardens get an application of Root Rescue at the start of every season. We are getting consistently great results - healthy plants, water retentive soil, reduced insect pressure. All good! Thank you for a great product that is now standard issue for all our gardens.
    Arlene from Bufco
  • I began using this product and have experienced the lowest rate of transplant shock in my tenure of landscaping. I have one site where we have planted in excess of 100 trees, 300 shrubs, and well over 1,000 perennials and to date, we have lost 2 trees!! That's amazing and good for business to say the least. In fact, all species are showing signs of better colour and strength and are exceeding growth rate expectations. We incorporated a high-grade compost (which we have done for years) along with a soil drench of Root Rescue, and with these results I cannot see planting without this microbial marvel.
    Tom Cavan - Stellar Landscapes, Acton ON
  • Amazing Results! We won a bid for a municipal street tree planting project a few years back, we used Root Rescue and the results were incredible. We planted 1000 trees; the survival rate was 98.3%! We have continued to use the product with all our planting projects.
    David Lammers - Garden Grove Landscaping
  • Root Rescue has been working very well on everything we use it on! It upgrades our image and backs up our word. We would be happy to add a direct link to Root Rescue on all of our websites to help drive even more traffic your way.
    Peter from Maximum Tree Care
  • You have an amazing product! My company uses it in all of our installs and maintenance work. I believe that every garden in the world should use this product.
    Darian - Vision Landscaping & Design
  • A few words about Root Rescue. My name is Sean Lowes I am a I.S.A certified Arborist, specializing in plant health care. I was introduced to Root Rescue Transplanter MS-CS a few years ago. The Ontario Commercial Arborist Association puts on an annual day of service, where we donate our time and services to selected organizations to help improve and maintain tree health on the selected sites. Parkwood National Historical site was chosen. This is where I was introduced to Bob Reeves and the Root Rescue products. Bob's reputation speaks for itself with a lifetime of horticultural experience and knowledge. I injected Root Rescue to all trees where I would normally use synthetic fertilizers. After monitoring the site over the next two seasons, I was amazed by the results of the Root Rescue treatments on the established and the newly planted trees. Since then I have been using Root Rescue on established tree's and all freshly planted trees. I have been amazed with the tremendous results. My failure rate on new plantings has disappeared, which in turn has increased my bottom-line profits. As I have not had to incur the cost of removal and replanting of failed trees. I have been so impressed with the results of Root Rescue that I will not plant any new plant material with out it. My success rate is incredibly high with the use of Root Rescue, it reduces transplant shock and aids in quick root establishment. I work with many nursery's and garden centers through out the GTA and recommend Root Rescue to them all. If you want your success rate to increase and overall costs reduced, you need to include Root Rescue in all your planting and health care jobs. The customer support and knowledge provided by Bob Reeves is beyond reproach. Do your company, customers, and most importantly the trees a favour and use Root Rescue products. You will be amazed with the results.
    Sean Lowes - I.S.A. certified Arborist.