Fall is the perfect time to plant perennials, shrubs and trees. While many mistakenly think the upcoming winter will be too harsh on a new plant, it actually provides the plant time to develop a strong root system – which is the most important thing for any new plant.
The soil here in Indiana will stay warm enough into the early winter to provide ample conditions for your plant to grow and the benefits of the fall rain help the roots spread out. Giving your plant time to establish a healthy root system before the hot, dry conditions of the summer makes fall planting the ideal time for your shrubs, perennials and trees.
When planting, many of the same tips we brought to you last fall in our blog “5 Tips to Buying and Planting a Tree in Indiana this Fall,” will apply to your shrubs and perennials. Be sure not to dig your hole too deep, but provide enough space for the roots to spread out by digging the hole typically two-times as wide as the root ball. Be careful not to over-water and you might consider root stimulator and plant starter. Stop in and let one of our expert staff help you pick the right plant for your home as well as the best solutions for keeping your new plant healthy.