The leaves are just now changing color in some parts of Maryland. The colors will continue to erupt as the weather cools. While autumn might feel like the end of the growing season, it’s the perfect time to plan improvements for your Maryland commercial property. Here’s why fall is the ideal time to relocate your trees and shrubs.
Cool Air, Means Warm Soils
So, why is fall the ideal time to relocate your trees and shrubs? Well, the plant becomes less active after the leaves start to fall from a tree. However, the soil remains warm to promote root growth. This is necessary to sustain the tree through its first essential year in the landscape. So, planting or relocating trees in fall leads to significant root expansion that will be ready to enhance the plant come spring. When the warm weather arrives, and the leaves unfurl, those roots can better absorb the water they require for growth.
Stable Air Temperatures
In spring, rains can make planting difficult. On the other hand, moderate and stable air temperatures triumph in fall, and moisture levels and soil temperatures are typically in a steady range. This encourages quick root development that plants must establish in a new space.
Minimize Your Stress
Because they have a smoother start, trees relocated or planted in the fall are ready to experience the heat that might come in the subsequent season.
Option to Choose Location Based on Fall Color
Moreover, fall is the ideal time to relocate your trees and shrubs because it allows you to select new plant locations based on fall color. This is a fun alternative for commercial property managers who want a dramatic fall impact on the landscape. Atlantic Maintenance Group can answer all your fall planting questions as planting experts. Be mindful that if your commercial property has reached five years with the same plants, make sure to migrate crowded plants to new properties. This will freshen your overall landscape.
All of Your Landscaping Needs from Atlantic Maintenance Group
Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full-service landscaping company providing maintenance, design, and construction, as well as snow removal and asphalt and concrete services. We are your source for complete landscape and facility maintenance for commercial and residential properties throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. We are a self-performing landscaping company, meaning we don’t hire subcontractors, and senior management is involved with every project. Our highly trained team of professionals receives constant, ongoing education on the latest industry trends, updates, and safety measures. This ensures we can deliver outstanding customer service and results to our clients, regardless of the size of your job.