Introducing new trees, shrubs and plants is the perfect way to liven up your outdoor living spaces. Explore these good reasons for planting in the Fall.
In our area, milder temperatures combined with good Fall rains enable roots to get well established before harsh winter weather sets in.
Cooler Autumn weather also helps eliminate pests such as weeds, diseases and insects that can hinder new growth.
Early Fall planting naturally results in earlier Spring blooming of flowering trees and plants.
Be sure not to plant climbing vines near power poles or guy wires.
Make sure that you plant well away from power lines. A good rule of thumb is to plant trees the same distance away from power equipment as the height of the matured tree. In other words, if your tree will mature at 20’ tall, then plant it 20’ away from utility poles.
And keep in mind, shrubs or vines planted within 3’ to the side of, or 12’ in front of, ground-mounted transformer boxes will have to be removed if access is ever needed to that equipment.