Trees and shrubs love to be planted in the fall. Now is an ideal time to get your plants in the ground so they can begin to establish a sound root system before the heat of summer.
Winter precipitation means less watering to get a plant established, and there will be fewer insects in cooler weather. Wait to plant tender varieties until spring. But most trees, conifers are ideal for fall planting.
Before you start, it’s a good idea to do a few of those post-summer chores throughout the garden, like deadheading flowers, cleaning out dead leaves and amending the soil. Use organic soil amendment to feed the soil with important nutrients. This will give your new plantings a healthy beginning. And, of course, water until the rains start next month.
Feel free to contact me with your questions about what type of trees and shrubs to plant now.
If you need more ideas, schedule a design consultation and learn about the best plants for any spot in your garden!