Late summer and early fall can be great times to plant new trees and shrubs in your yard. Before you begin the process, there are a few essential things that you need to keep in mind. Check out our 4 tips to ensure that your trees and shrubs grow to be healthy and beautiful!
#1 Know Where to Plant: This entails more than just deciding where a tree/shrub might look good. There are many factors you need to consider such as amount of sunlight, space for growth, and soil. Know how much sunlight your specific tree/shrub will require for growth and make sure the spot that your choose will be able to get that amount. If your plant will need shade, make sure it will be able to get that too. Check out this list of many shrubs and how much shade and sunlight they will require. Is your tree/shrub going to grow a lot? If so, make sure that there is room for it to grow, both underground and above ground.
#2 Know the Optimal Growth Time: Not every plant grows well in every season. For whatever tree/shrub you end up choosing, you should know what time of year it will grow best. Some trees and shrubs will thrive in the fall, while others might grow better in the spring. Find out what time your tree/shrub will grow best and plant it during that season. You can check out this list of 13 great summer shrubs if you’re thinking of planting now!
#3 Know How to Properly Plant: No matter where you get your plant from, most of the planting techniques will be the same. Remember again how big your tree/shrub will grow to be and you’ll have to allow enough space for the roots to grow. Check out our previous article here for a full list of planting tips!
#4 Know the Care Techniques: After your tree/shrub is planted, you’ll want to know how to properly care for it! Know how much water it will need, when it should be pruned, and even the signs of stress or disease. Especially in times of great heat, like Ohio has had recently, your trees and shrubs can suffer from heat stress. How do you know if your plants are suffering from heat stress? Find out here.
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