Why is fall the best time to plant trees in Central Texas?

When is the best time to plant trees in Central Texas? Many of you would say the spring time because you think of new growth and new beginnings. However, that would not be the truth. Experts say fall is the best time to plant trees. Why? Well, trees that get planted in the fall have a head start on establishing roots before the summer sun makes its return.

How is that possible? Well, tree roots grow whenever the temperature is above 40 degrees. In the often mild winters of Central Texas, this gives the roots time to grow before they have to deal with the strength of the summer. Because the roots have been growing during the fall and winter, trees planted now burst forth with new growth when spring arrives.

Fall is the best time to plant balled and burlapped trees and shrubs. This gives them ample time to recover from transplanting and proliferate roots before spring growth begins. When you buy trees for your landscape, you want to make sure that they are healthy. Always buy from a reputable dealer. If you need help determining if a nursery is reputable, please call us. We have a good idea about the best nurseries to deal with in the area. You will want to be wary of ‘bargains’. They can turn out to be your biggest headaches. Instead, buy a tree that is meant for your landscape regardless of whether it’s on sale.

Remember that all trees have growing requirements. You should learn about the ones for the trees you want before you buy. You should plan before you plant. Whether you are planting a single tree or an entire landscape, good planning is a worthwhile investment of time that will pay off in greater enjoyment of attractive and useful home grounds and increasing the value of your home. It’s much easier to move trees on paper than it is when they’re in the ground. Be careful not to plant trees in the wrong place. A plan saves on planting mistakes. You can also use us to plant your trees. We can plan for you and plant it for you. Give us a call at 512-341-8888 for more information.

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