How late in the year does everybody do ornamental installs?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by matthew horner, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
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    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?
  2. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
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    need a bump on this, has this site gone into early hibernation?
  3. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.
  4. start2finish

    start2finish LawnSite Senior Member
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    Our ground is frozen for a week or two during a cold winter.

    UNISCAPER LawnSite Bronze Member
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    year round. It never drops below 45° nor ever raises higher than 85° here.
  6. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
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    My biggest factor is what I'm planting. I've planted encore azaleas in January.
  7. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    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 LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
  9. jimmyq

    jimmyq LawnSite Member
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    when the ground isnt frozen its fair game around here. that means about 48 weeks a year.
  10. ATL Lawn

    ATL Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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