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Fall Care

The best season to plant trees

September, October, November

  • October and November, once the rains have arrived, are the best months to plant trees. Roots get a great start in cooler soil.
  • Water deeply when the soil feels dry and crumbly. Decrease watering as the weather cools.
  • Remove weeds and add mulch. Make sure the mulch is 4 feet in diameter around your tree, 4 inches away from the trunk, and 6 inches deep.
  • Check the stakes and ties. If your tree can stand on its own, remove them. If they are still needed, be sure the stakes are firmly in the ground and placed away from the trunk. Make sure the ties are wrapped loosely around the tree and tied firmly to the stake to allow the tree to move.
  • Avoid pruning in the fall. It is best to prune in the winter months once the limbs are bare.