A Guide for Planting Trees During Fall
Adding another tree to the landscape of your residential or commercial property is always a good idea. However, this plan can’t be executed all year round especially during definite patches in every season. Fall has officially started and if you are mulling over planting a tree in the landscape then go through this planting guide to get ‘fruitful’ results.
When it’s not too late to plant a tree in fall?
Due to lack of knowledge on the pertinent topic, many people stop planting trees as October starts. We want to spell this out once and for all that the ideal time to plant trees start from mid-August and goes until mid-October. This time period can be stretched depending on the local environmental conditions. We are going to discuss two factors that indicate that it’s not too late to plant a tree in fall.
- Look around and see if trees still have green leaves in your neighborhood. If that’s the case, then it is still a good time to plant new trees.
- You can also determine whether it’s not too late to plant trees by observing the soil for its temperature. Special soil thermometers are available for this purpose. Measure the soil temperature for a couple of days in the early hours of the morning. If temperature reading remains 50 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, then you are good to go with tree plantation of the season.
What type of trees can be planted in fall?
Well, it depends on the temperature of the soil. If it is consistently lingering around 50-degree Fahrenheit, then it is better to go with the deciduous plantation. Deciduous trees are the ones that shed their leaves during fall and winter. They don’t require excessive energy during winters because of stalled growth. This means newly planted deciduous trees will be able to withstand the upcoming winter conditions.
On the other hand, if the soil temperature is still more than 60 degrees Fahrenheit, then you can also go with evergreen species. Their energy needs are greater than deciduous species. In the provision of this energy, the warmth of soil plays an integral role.
What happens to the tree when it is planted in cold soil?
If you have planted a tree in cold soil without checking the temperature, then it will suffer from reduced root growth, which will eventually result in total decay. Nevertheless, one can make up for this blunder by taking extra care of the planted tree. Water it and add fertilizers according to the recommendation of experts. Also regularly inspect the tree for any disease or pest growth. With these measures, it is possible to save a newly-planted tree from the perils of the late plantation.
How to water newly-planted trees during winters?
As per expert advice, one should water the new tree once a week even if no leave is left on it. Continue this routine until the frosting of planting ground.
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