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matthew horner
10-28-2005, 01:28 PM
Just curious as to late installs in the past and their success. I've always used Thanksgiving as a benchmark/cuttoff date but I wonder now if I can push that out a little and get some more work in?

matthew horner
10-28-2005, 07:27 PM
need a bump on this, has this site gone into early hibernation?

Green-Pro
10-28-2005, 09:45 PM
I plan to do woody ornamentals and trees up until the ground freezes. Arbor day foundation ships trees to our zone just about the time the ground is ready to freeze. I ordered some bare root trees a few years back and was planting them near mid Dec. They did just fine, check with your local nursery, ours are still getting shipments of woody ornamentals and shrubs in.

start2finish
10-29-2005, 10:32 AM
Our ground is frozen for a week or two during a cold winter.

UNISCAPER
10-29-2005, 10:37 AM
year round. It never drops below 45° nor ever raises higher than 85° here.

lawnspecialties
10-29-2005, 02:10 PM
My biggest factor is what I'm planting. I've planted encore azaleas in January.

sheshovel
10-29-2005, 05:54 PM
I won't plant when the soil is saturated with water because if you work soil when it is really wet it destroys soil structure.

TURFLORD
10-30-2005, 06:44 AM
Just curious as to late installs in the past and their success. I've always used Thanksgiving as a benchmark/cuttoff date but I wonder now if I can push that out a little and get some more work in?
As long as you can get a shovel in the ground you can plant. Take caution with transport shock as now you're fighting freezing winds instead of desicating ones.

jimmyq
10-31-2005, 02:51 AM
when the ground isnt frozen its fair game around here. that means about 48 weeks a year.

ATL Lawn
11-01-2005, 07:15 PM
snow is always fun,lol

AL Inc
11-01-2005, 07:22 PM
I usually try to have everything in by Thanksgiving, too, but I have planted some Kwanzaan Cherry trees in late December and they did beautifully.