Monday, March 10, 2008

When can I plant?

My husband and I bought a new home last summer and are very anxious to plant some shrubs. When is it safe to do so? I have seen landscapers putting in shrubs on new construction, but I trust you more than them. Thanks!

Anne's Response:

I prefer to plant shrubs in the fall when it is cooler and the plants need less water. If you plant during the spring you will have to water the new plants at least once a week until they get established. Make sure you use composted leaves and manure in the planting holes to provide enough organic matter in the soil.

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