Planting shrubs around your property is a great way to add a little beauty and functionality at the same time. You can use shrubs to line your walkways, section off gardens and seating areas, and so much more. But like other greenery, there is an optimal time to plant shrubs. Here’s when:

Summer vs. Fall

If you’re thinking of putting in the time, effort, and money into revitalizing your yard, it’s important to know the best time to plant. In the warmer months during the spring and summer, shrubs put most of their energy above-ground in order to grow. Planting shrubs at that time will add unnecessary stress and could even cause their death.

It’s best to plant shrubs in the fall when most of their energy is focused on the roots as they get ready for the cold and winter. This will give ample time for their root systems to grow and spread underground. When summer comes around again, the shrubs will be more established and prepared for the heat. 

Maintenance tips

Along with knowing when to plant shrubs around your home, it’s also good to know how to maintain them. Pruning during the spring is essential if you want to keep your plants healthy and your walkways clear. Watering regularly, removing dead branches, and using mulch or fertilizer are other great tactics to keep your grounds in good shape. 

At Elite Development Group, we specialize in keeping your property looking fresh all year long. Contact us today and find out more about the services we offer!