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When to plant evergreen shrubs

When to plant evergreen shrubs
Posted by Connie from conniephillips@ on 2008-09-02 08:33:00

I live in Michigan, and my condo association replaced a dead evergreen shrub last spring. It died over the summer. I've decided that I will replace the shrub myself, but wonder if this time of year(early September) is a good time to plant an evergreen shrub. Also, what can I do to improve the soil?
  • When to plant evergreen shrubs
    Posted by KimmSr from MI-4a/5b on 2008-10-06 09:04:00

    Now is a good time to plant trees and shrubs. Spring is not really since those plants not only need to try to get established but also provide ample quantities of moisture to the upper parts of the tree or shrub during the hot, dry summer weather. As a rule fall is cooler, and wetter, and there is much less stress on trees and shrubs and they do not need quite as much water so the roots can grow out and continue to grow out even after top growth,and the moisture needed to support that, has slowed quite a bit.
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