Trees and shrubs love fall! Well, they 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 strong root system before
the heat of spring and summer.
Winter precipitation means less watering to get a plant established,
and there will be fewer insects in cooler weather. If you have very
cold winters, wait to plant more tender varieties until spring. But
most trees, conifers and shrubs 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 an organic soil amendment to feed the
soil with important nutrients. This will give your new plantings
a healthy beginning.