NA­TURE’S PLANT­ING TIME

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Au­tumn is the very best time to plant trees and shrubs.

A tree or shrub planted into warm au­tumn soil has time to grow new roots be­fore win­ter, so it will take off in spring, well ahead of spring planted shrubs. It’s also a great time to get that new hedge in the ground or mass plant some ground cover shrubs to block fu­ture weeds. Af­ter plant­ing, wa­ter thor­oughly and add a layer of mulch to con­serve mois­ture, sup­press weeds and en­hance the con­di­tion of your soil. When mulching with bark or wood chips add fer­tiliser to com­pen­sate for the nu­tri­ents used by soil mi­crobes in­volved in the break­down process.

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