Friday is October Eve, and fall is planting time! It is true that spring has its own magical spell, but fall planting gives us gardeners a much needed break: it takes a lot of maintenance out of the equation. Cooler temperatures and eventual rain make fall planting a naturally, much easier landscaping path, than does spring. Even though plants go into dormancy in the winter, their root systems continue to grow all winter. That makes fall plantings much more drought resistant than the same plants installed in the spring. That saves you water and time.
Gone are the days where you couldn’t plant trees until a hard freeze occurred. Yesteryear, only field-grown trees were available, (balled and burlapped). This made for a brief fall season, considering we normally don’t receive our first frost until October 15-20th.
Nowadays, we sell (almost exclusively) container-grown trees. Since their root system is totally contained, there is no transplant shock. Current soil conditions make it an excellent time to plant. By planting now, you will have the opportunity to experience fall color this year on your tree selections. Additionally, things planted in the fall will be nearly a year ahead of similar items planted in spring.
Our extensive selection of trees, for any landscape application, has never been better. Our lot is fully stocked with shade, ornamental and fruiting trees of every description! We also have a tremendous selection of Japanese maple, magnolia, crape myrtle and much more. Remember to take pictures with your phone or tablet and bring along to give us better insight into your unique landscape situation.
The weather is great, and it may be you need a bit of soil to work with, preferably dry screened soil. Whenever that is, we’ve got you covered…we keep the soil inside; dry when you need it. Whether you need a scoop or a truck full, we have dry topsoil at the ready. Remember: Dirt weighs a lot more than mulch. Make sure your truck or trailer is up to the task.