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Fall is the Best Time to Plant Trees

best time to plant trees

The best time to plant trees may be now, New Jersey! 

Many of us think of spring as the ideal time to plant. Our minds tend to turn toward our gardens after a long cold winter, and that’s when we get the itch to make improvements to our landscape. But the best time to plant trees is actually Autumn! Planting trees in the cool and rainy season allows them to establish themselves in your landscape before they have to handle the stress of summer heat and droughts. This means a stronger root system and a heartier, happier tree.

There are many factors to keep in mind when choosing what trees are best for your property. Borst Landscape & Design offers NJ’s best organic tree and shrub care services. Not only do our tree care services make your landscaping more beautiful, but they also make trees less susceptible to insects and diseases, and more able to tolerate environmental stresses. Our professionals will cater to your trees and shrubs and ensure they’re as healthy as they possibly can be. Let us do the work so you can enjoy the beauty of your yard, all year round. 

Contact us to learn more about our organic tree care service, or to speak with our team about all your landscape design and management ideas. Call (201)822-9327 or contact us online.

In the meantime, read on to learn more about trees and the best time for planting them!

The benefits of trees 

There are many benefits to planting trees around your home. Landscaping with trees can increase your home’s value, help you save on energy, and contribute to improved air and water quality in your community. The extensive variety of trees includes many different growing shapes and fruiting and flowering trees that can improve the beauty of your landscape. Planting trees can bring more wildlife, like birds, to your yard. Trees make us feel good – just looking at a landscape with trees can actually lower stress levels! 

For more information on the benefits of planting trees, check out the Arbor Day Foundation’s great resources!

More fall tree planting facts

As we head into the crisp, cool months of Fall, it’s a great time to plant trees in your landscape for many years of beauty to come. Here are a few things to keep in mind about planting trees in the fall:

  • Proper care starts with proper planting.
  • It’s important to understand soil, water and sunlight when choosing a location for your tree.
  • Different trees have different needs – talk to an expert!
  • It’s safe to plant trees until the ground freezes, so you want to beat the hard frost.
  • Saplings won’t freeze in the winter as many people fear.
  • Trees go dormant in the winter – it’s like hibernation for plants. 
  • No matter what time of year you plant, your tree will require the same care.

When we visit your property, we’ll work with you to come up with a plan to establish and care for your trees and shrubs. We will consider everything from fertilizing with deep root soil conditioning and feeding injections to increasing the plant’s disease resistance. As your tree grows, we will work to get the shape and appearance you want with our professional pruning services.

At Borst, we work tirelessly to make your yard as beautiful as possible. Call us to talk about your trees, from planting to a lifetime of care and management. Reach us at (201) 822-9327 or contact us online today. 

Photo by George Bakos on Unsplash

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