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Step By Step Guide

-All orders include Dirt Locker® System & Tree/Plant Ring Installation Instructions-

STEP 1: ALIGN J HOOKS AT TOP

  • Determine J hook alignment at 24", 30", or 34-36" depending on your slope angle.
  • Use a 3 lb mallet to install halfway into ground (for rocky soil, use a concrete drill).
  • Pro Tip! Lay your Dirt Lockers® in the sun for easier install.

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STEP 2: ASSEMBLE DIRT LOCKERS

  • Assemble Dirt Lockers® (matte side facing out) at the bottom of hill by inserting the cell tab into the cell slot to complete your first row.
  • Connect each additional row by inserting the row tab into the center slot.

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STEP 3: ANCHOR SYSTEM

  • Carry system up hill and anchor over hooks at the intersections. This might require  a few people to help.

  • Once in place, pull system from bottom rows to form even semi-circle cells.

  • Pro Tip! Align top row with J hooks, so there is one J hook per end and at each intersection.

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STEP 4: J HOOKS & BACKFILL

  • Fill the top row with soil halfway, sculpting each cell into a near perfect semi-circle, from left to right. Then, mallet the J hooks all the way down.

  • Continue filling the top row with soil 1" from top, sculpting each cell into a "C" shape with vertical walls. NO "V" or wavy shapes! Repeat for each row, one at a time, leveling as you go left to right.

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STEP 5: PLANT!

  • Plant 50-70% of your system  with native species for best results.

  • Pro Tip! Start with smaller native plants, allowing them to acclimate. You are no longer limited to hillside plants since each Dirt Locker® creates a terraced area.

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STEP 6: OPTIONAL

  • We recommend drip irrigation to maximize water efficiency per plant unit, or use your pre-existing sprinklers.

  • Get creative with a zig-zag stepping path!

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Recommended Tools

1-Gardening Gloves

2-4ft level

3-Organic Soil

4-Garden Rake

5-Durable shovel

6-3lb mallet

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