There are times in your life when it occurs to you that breaking a rule or two isn’t bad. One such time is the long-held thought that planting trees in summer is a bad idea. The practice has always been to plant trees in fall and spring when the weather is cooler. While fall and spring are great times of the year to plant trees, we believe that summer is just as good any.
We don’t suggest digging and dividing your collection of hosta or transplanting the antique rose bush handed down through generations. But you can plant new trees in the heat of the summer.
Any jolt to a plant when planting a tree in a pot is gone since you didn’t dig up the tree or even mess with the roots when cautiously taking it out of the container.
Summer heat could bring some stress to new plants. But, with some extra care on your part, it will aid the plant in producing a healthy root system and practically ensure successfully enduring its first winter because of excess root growth.
Is Planting Trees in Summer That Bad?
The answer is of course not. As long as you take the right care of your treasured foliage, they will do just fine. Don’t forget that since it is summer planting, you have to water them a lot! The trick is water it enough without overwatering it. If you overwater it, you create a whole list of issues, and you don’t want that.
If you can, try to pick a week with days that will stay under 90 degrees for top results. When it comes to mulch, use it! Stay away from dyed mulch, but any other mulch will work well. Your goal is to keep the roots as cool as you can. Plus, mulch looks good in any landscape. Call a tree service business for stump grinding and mulch.
Mulch aids in holding in moisture and sustaining soil temps, as well as keeping away pesky weeds that rob the nutrients and moisture from your tree. Last but not least, you should keep the mulch a few inches from the trunk of your tree to avoid pest issues and diseases associated with this typical tree planting mistake.
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