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Trees and Shrubs

Proper planting of trees is essential for their success

Proper planting of trees is essential for their success

Although fall and winter are the best time to plant trees, we often do not get planting fever until spring, which is also a good time. Regardless of when planted, proper installation methods are essential to having healthy, attractive trees in your landscape. Take time to do it right, and you will reap the rewards.

Tim Daly

Make sure you use plants that fit the site

Fall is an excellent time of the year to install trees and shrubs. During the cold weather months, the top part of the plants grow very slowly, but the roots will continue to grow and expand. By the next growing season, they are better established and can tolerate the hot, dry conditions of the summer.


Several fruiting plants thrive in the home landscape

Fresh fruit is tasty and healthy. Many homeowners wonder if they can be successful in growing plants that can provide a source of fruit during the growing season. The answer is a definite “yes.” Several fruiting plants do well in the home landscape if given proper care.

Put the right plant in the right place

The fall and winter months are the best time of the year to plant trees and shrubs. They will have a greater chance of survival after being planted because the weather is cooler, allowing the roots, which are insulated from the cold by the soil, to continue to grow. This results in a strong, healthy root system.