Did you know that fall is a great time to plant new trees and shrubs? Yep! The air may be cooler, but the ground is still nice and warm and that lets all those little roots take hold before it freezes. Then, come spring, your new tree already has a jump start.
The best part is that now is the time when most nurseries and garden centers (like Lowes and Home Depot) put their trees and shrubs on deep discount. The leaves on this tree may be a little crispy, but they'll be fine come spring.
We snapped up some new trees and bushes for 1/2 off over the weekend.
The downside is that you have to buy 'em when you see 'em even if you don't have the right vehicle. Otherwise someone else may snap up that Japanese Maple Tree that will be perfect for your front yard.
I wish I could say that this was the first time we risked life and limb (hardy har) and drove home with our heads stuck in a tree. My poor boys.
Don't believe me? Here's a article on fall planting from HGTV.
And here's a great how-to on tree planting from DoItYourself.com.
You can still enter your project for DIY Day! If you have a few minutes, go browse through some of the projects. Amazing!
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Christi @ Life is Dancing in the Rain
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Ellen @ Handmade Recess
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