If you are thinking about installing a plant or a tree to enhance your landscape, the autumn season is the perfect time to do so. Now here’s why…

In the Fall the ground is perfect for the plants since it’s entering the cooler weather. The soil is perfect for root development.  Although the top portion of the plant may seem dormant, underground the roots can take their time to get established. When Spring arrives it will have no problem producing flowers and leaves. I love to plant Daffodils and Tulips in the Fall so that they can awaken your garden when the warmer weather returns.

In the Spring, plants and trees have to get established quickly before the summer heat. This means that the plants have only a certain amount of time to produce leaves, flowers, and get their root system going. This can be stressful for some plants and trees. Now I’m not saying that you should not plant in the Spring, you definitely can. But Fall has the best soil conditions of all four seasons.

While Spring planting is refreshing and can give your landscape a nice appeal early on, consider whether you’re better off waiting for optimal conditions. If it’s a tree that is very expensive, you should wait until the Fall season just to give it a nice head start.

Have any questions about tree plantings? Just let me know, and thanks for reading!

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