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How late can you install shrubs???

Mower For Less

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Warren, MI
Have a customer that wants me to rip out her old overgrown shrubs and replace them with smaller shrubs, and mulch the beds. I do not do many landscape jobs, so I am not sure if there is a cutoff point where it is too late in the year to do such an installation. Would it be better to wait until next spring, or would I be safe to tackle it this fall?

Thanks,
Kevin
 

GFTC

LawnSite Member
Location
Kansas City
You should be fine planting now. What are you planting though?
 
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Mower For Less

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Warren, MI
She was going to purchase the shrubs from Home Cheapo, so nothing exotic, although I do not know her exact intentions. Most likely it will be about 7 or 8 small species.

Kevin
 

kris

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
nowhere
Ya, what Mac said. We plant until we cannot plant anymore. A few seasons ago we used an auger to get through the partly frozen ground.

This season I would like to save a bunch of caliper tree "street planting" until the very end.
 

sheshovel

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
zone 7 CA
Agreed,though it's not always wize to plant when it's too wet and muddy either,but I have done it.In fact my Fall planting season has just begun and I will plant from now tell Jan if no frozen ground and not too saturated soil.
 

TURFLORD

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
New Jersey
If you can make a hole, you can plant. Remember, if she buys the trees and transports them, it absolves you of all liability if they die.
 
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