Use this season and these tips to successfully plant ornamentals
Adding beauty to your yard is all about timing. Here’s why you should consider planting ornamental trees and shrubs at this time of year.
Ornamentals are plants you choose for their beauty as opposed to any practical reason. Whether these are azaleas, dogwood trees or fountain grasses, these plants add character with beautiful sights and, in some cases, pleasant smells to your landscaping. Nearly every type of plant has an ornamental type, with plenty of variation in ease of care. Ornamental grasses in particular are known for being low-maintenance yet showy, while ornamental flowering shrubs might thrive under an experienced green thumb.
Planting in the fall gives ornamentals time to establish themselves in the soil well before spring. This is important because transferring plants from a pot or other environment into your lawn is a huge disruption for them. The roots will need time to become accustomed to their new environment before you see them start to thrive.
Plant as early as you can in the fall, providing ornamentals with a temperate, mild season to adjust to their new environment. This also means plants can grow without added stress from heat or drought conditions associated with summer.
Caring for your ornamentals can be simple or more involved, but there are some universal steps you can take to set new plants up for success:
While we do not offer planting or maintenance services, we’re committed to helping make your lawn look its best. We can help care for your ornamental trees and shrubs with custom services and maintenance plans. Contact us for your free lawn analysis today!