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Guide to Planting Trees and Shrubs in Autumn

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Planting trees and shrubs in autumn is an effective way to enhance the environment.

As the leaves start to change color and the air becomes crisp, thoughts might turn to pumpkins, turkey dinner, and costumes. However, autumn is also an excellent time to plant trees and shrubs in your home. This is because it can enhance your home’s curb appeal and boost its value. 

Trees and shrubs can add beauty and value to your property. Consequently, planting trees and shrubs in autumn is an effective way to enhance the environment. Here’s a simple guide to planting trees and shrubs in your home.

Location & Plant Selection

It’s essential to consider the final size, shape, and growth habit during the tree or shrub selection process. This will ensure the plant doesn’t outgrow its area or become unmanageable in the long run. As a bonus, if you shop for shrubs and trees in the fall, you may often take advantage of discounts from nurseries that are seeking to get rid of their stock before winter.

Moreover, location is one of the most essential things when planting trees and shrubs in autumn. So, select a spot that receives enough sun and has well-drained soil. A good rule of thumb is to choose an area that receives at least six hours of sunlight daily.

Prepping Time

Once you’ve found the right spot, it’s time to start digging. Dig a hole twice as wide as the tree’s or shrub’s roots. In addition, the tree or shrub can suffocate and die if you plant it too deep. After digging the hole, it’s time to add some amendments to the soil. Amendments enhance drainage and aeration, vital for healthy tree and shrub growth.

Put Your Tree or Shrub in Place

Furthermore, put your tree or shrub in place. You do this by gently resting the root ball in the center of the hole, ensuring its level with the ground around it. Once it’s in place, start backfilling the hole with dirt, packing it gently around the roots. Also, make sure not to overfill – you want there to be a slight depression around the plant so that water will run towards it instead of away from it.

Water and Mulch

After you’ve backfilled and tamped down the dirt around your newly planted shrub or tree, water it well. Secondly, add a layer of mulch around it. This will maintain moisture in and weeds out.

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