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How late can you go.

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by BLC1, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. BLC1

    BLC1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 718

    When you can you install landscaping til? Is there a point when you can't install until the next spring?
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    we install all year!!!!
  3. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    Typically when the ground freezes and you can't get water to the new plants is when we recommend waiting till the ground thaws. That can all depend on what you are trying to plants as well. some things do not do well if planted late in the season, while many plants can be dormant in a new planting hole or nursery.

  4. atasteofnature

    atasteofnature LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    I know my wholesale nursery closes doors dec. 1st and reopens on march 1st. Or if we are lucky enough like krazy kajun to live in warmth all year.lol For us notherners time is growing short.
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    I'm hoping that I can get a few more installs done before mid-late Nov. After that it's too cold and the ground is about frozen. Besides, I've got to start thinking about fall cleanups as all the leaves are starting to fall.

    This time of year I get sketchy on installation of plants. I don't want a really hard freeze before some of them get established.

    We also just had some snow flurries the other night, I'll think about putting the plow on my truck sometime soon.
  6. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,463

    We go all year!
  7. Isobel

    Isobel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    I stopped a few weeks back, but at this point I really don't have anyone calling looking for new installs.
  8. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,087

    If you can did a hole, you can install.
  9. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 898

    here til the ground freezes plus its harder to find the plant ya want cause the nurseries dont want to keep anything in stock til warm weather gets back
  10. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,649

    Location, Location.

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