HOw late can one plant bushes/trees

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by meets1, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,857

    NOt sure if right place for this but.....

    How late can we plant bushes and trees for landcape?

    We are having this discussion with our designer who has 20 years in business. Other seasoned pro have a different take. I am in IOWA.

    Just asking? I did email our ext. office here tonight as well.
  2. v6rs97

    v6rs97 LawnSite Member
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    As long as the ground isnot frozen.
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. Probably worthless for me to post since I'm in Florida, but with non-annuals, I say cutoff is November 1. 90% of our stuff is tropical, so a cold winter means replacing a lot of material. If the customer insists, I let them know I put no guarantee if we get a bad cold front.
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  5. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,857

    Thanks. That was my thought. I have landscaped till its is frozzen. There are times with customer lets us - we'll do it but maybe the north side of house or building strictly due to frost in the ground. Then we return in the spring, check last years plantings and plant the new ones on the north side.

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