Time Time Time ... Is On Our Side

Holy Cow!!! July is almost over!!! School is going to start soon!!! Where did the summer go? People are already starting to ask me if there is still time this season to install plants and hardscape. Actually we are getting close to one of the best times of the year to plant.

Planting in mid June through Mid August can be hard on plant material. Luckily this year we have been fortunate to get plenty of rain. Late August and September, however can provide great opportunity for plant installation. The days are cooler and there is still a reasonable amount of sun light which helps to keep the soils cool and moist. Additionally, plants that are installed in September have a chance to get used to their new environment and still harden off for the cold winter. Over the years we have had great success planting in September.

On the hardscape side, we can install retaining walls and pavers until the snow flies and the ground freezes. Some years in fact we have worked into September. Irrigation installation can be tricky once the days start to drop below freezing so Late September or Early October is generally the cutoff for installs.

So to sum it all up, there is plenty of time to install any or all of your landscape. We are entering once of the best time to install plants, and paver patios and retaining walls can be installed until the snow starts to pile up.

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