Time to Plant

By oakridge
April 30th 2020

Spring is finally here.  Mother’s day is usually the safe date for planting all of your garden plants and flowering annuals.  Our ground temps should also be about right to start seeding the lawn and applying your crabgrass preventative.

Tomatoes, peppers, and other vegetable plants should be ready to go.  Now there is always the chance that we could have a cold night in the next couple weeks, but we can’t wait until June to plant.  Annual flower plants and planters should also be safe to put outdoors. Going from a heated, protected greenhouse to the wind and cooler night temps outside might shock the plants at first but they will toughen up in a few days and be just fine.

Trees, shrubs, and perennials should all be ready to plant at this time.  If you have some plants that are not up yet, be patient.  Some perennials need very warm temps to grow and are just not ready yet.  I would wait until the end of May, first part of June before replacing any trees, shrubs, or perennials just to make sure they have has ample time to get started.

So now that you have the OK to plant, it’s time to “Get Out” and enjoy your garden and yard, and if you have questions always contact your local nursery professional.

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