Spring Planting

One of these days the snow is really going to disappear for good. Honest, it is. But while the last vestiges of winter are still clinging to the corners of the world, your mind can still turn to warmer days and the joy that spending a little time outdoors brings.

Ah, the promise of Spring. When the snowdrops break through the icy ground, crocuses tentatively follow with their colourful faces looking for the sunshine that we all crave, and the world blossoms forth once again. It is time to remember where you planted those tulip and daffodil bulbs, and think on what changes you might want to make in your garden this year.

It can be satisfying to plant a new specimen here and there, or divide an overgrown plant or two, but why not think about a more lasting and dramatic addition to your yard? Spring is the perfect time to plant a new tree. The ground is moist from snow melt and spring rains, and the sun, while growing stronger, is still not too harsh for delicate new transplants. New trees need a period of acclimatization to survive and thrive, and our northern Spring climate is perfect for that.

So while wading into a muddy nursery may not be on your radar right now, in the long run, you will be glad you did. The selection of trees will be at their best and healthiest. If you are uncertain about what you want to plant, most nursery staff are knowledgeable enough to make suggestions based on your available sun, soil and desired purpose of your new tree.  CLC Tree Services is here to help as well. Our certified arborists can check your soil, make suggestions of best possible tree locations and even plant your new tree for you. So if you are thinking of sprucing up your landscaping this spring, but need a helping hand, feel free to contact us for all your tree servicing needs.

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March 21, 2011 8:00 am