A properly planted tree will grow faster and live longer than one that is incorrectly planted. Trees can be planted almost any time of the year as long as the ground is not frozen. Late summer or early fall is the optimum time to plant trees in the Northern Kentucky area. This gives the tree a chance to establish new roots before winter arrives and the ground freezes. Another good choice for planting is late winter or early spring.
Trees can be purchased as container grown and balled and burlapped (B&B). Generally, container grown are the easiest to plant and successfully establish in any season. When planting container grown plants, little damage is done to the roots as the plant is transferred to the soil. B&B plants have been dug from a nursery, wrapped in burlap, and kept in the nursery , giving the roots opportunity to regenerate. B&B plants can be quite large.
Follow these tips for planting trees. If you have any questions, talk to an expert at (859) 428-3736
STEP 4: Place the root ball in the hole. Leave the top of the root ball (where the roots end and the trunk begins) 1/2 to 1 inch above the surrounding soil, making sure not to cover it unless roots are exposed. Do not set trees too deep. As you add soil to fill in around the tree, lightly tamp the soil to collapse air pockets, or add water to help settle the soil. Water thoroughly after planting.
Follw these tips for planting shrubs. If you have any questions, talk to an expert at (859) 428-3736
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