Friday, June 19, 2015

PLANTING DURING THE SUMMER

Summertime Planting.....Absolutely


People always seem to ask me " is it safe to plant now". My answer is absolutely. Planting during the summertime here in buffalo is just as OK as planting during the spring or fall. People count on the spring and fall to be cooler and have more rain so they can water less. Well as we know, that is not the case here. Any new installations need to be watered two to three times a week unless we get an 1" or more of rain. It takes two to three years for plants to establish a root system good enough to support them without a lot of watering. Fertilizing your new shrubs and trees will also help stimulate root growth.
So regardless if you plant in the spring, summer or fall, your new installations will require the same amount of care during hot periods. Lets face it, We all are busy and sometimes there is just not enough time during the spring to get everything we wanted done. So don't think you have to wait till fall or next spring. Now is still a great time to plant and get your yard into shape for you and your family to enjoy.

There is still a great selection of trees and shrubs to choice from. If you have questions we are here to help. So come on in and see us here at Lincoln Park Nursery..