“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second-best time is now”
“Fall is for planting” is a catchphrase that has been used by plant nurseries around here for years. So, what makes fall a good time to plant?
- Cooler temperatures are ideal for plants to settle in and acclimate to their new home.
- Typically, rain in the fall is more consistent than in the summer and without stress of high heat and humidity.
- As trees and shrubs start growing dormant, root growth is accelerated, leading to a healthier, stronger plant come next spring.
Fall is certainly not the only time to plant and, honestly, some plants are better left for the spring.
For a consultation on what trees and shrubs are best suited for fall planting, call us at 610.613.1243.