Best Time to Plant Trees, Shrubs & Bulbs in Missouri
26 Oct 17
26 Oct 17
When it comes to planting and gardening in Missouri, often, spring is the time of year that comes to mind. However, what you may not know is that when it comes to planting trees, shrubs, bulbs, and flowers, there is another time of year to consider; we are talking about fall; just before old man winter sets in and just after temperatures back off from the summer heat wave.
Why is fall the best time to plant trees, shrubs, bulbs and even flowers in Columbia? It may seem that planting before winter, when things die, is counterproductive. But the plants actually don’t die; plants typically go dormant in the winter. What this means is that the roots are still very much alive and growing through the cold months while the top of the plant may seem ‘dead’. This is what leads to the fall being an ideal time to plant trees, shrubs, bulbs, and flowers.
Need help with planting this season? Contact Voss Land & Tree about creating your dream yard today.
When planting in the fall, plant early on so the root of the tree, shrub, bulb or flower has just enough time to plant its’ roots in the soil. Then, when the plant goes dormant for the winter, the plant’s root system continues to establish itself. This can lead to a strong and healthy spring blossom by your newly planted landscape.
Landscaping should be a year-round activity, especially in Missouri. If you need help getting your yard ready for the winter or want to make sure it has a strong spring, give us a call. We will work with you to make sure your landscape is taken care of, as well as provide guidance to create the best yard possible. It doesn’t take much work to set your yard up for a strong spring, it just requires a little know-how!
Liquidambar styraciflua, commonly known as the sweet gum tree, is one of the most easily recognizable trees native to Missouri. These trees and their little spiked balls…
Native growing is one of the biggest trends in local landscaping – and for good reason! As much as we love our lawns, they can be wasteful…