When you think of fall, you might think pumpkins and trick or treating toddlers- but it’s also great time to maximize your yard’s potential. For example, did you know that fall is one of the best times of the year to plant trees and shrubs? Trees and shrubs are an important part of any landscape as they help create dimension in your yard, can shade a patio or create a natural barrier between your home and other buildings. Trees and shrubs are an investment in your home and outdoor space and can completely transform the look of your yard.
If you have wanted to plant a tree or shrub and the reasons above are prompting you to action, you might want to know why fall is the best time to plant. In the fall shrubs and trees become dormant above the ground, however, below the surface the roots have months to grow strong. This allows the plant to establish itself in the soil, so in the spring it is ready to produce strong leaves and new growth above the ground for you to enjoy.
Keep these tips in mind to give your new shrubs and trees a great head start:
For more great tips, visit this UNL Horticultural Extension article.
Published: October 11, 2017