This is a great time of year to plant perennials, shrubs or trees, whether you are adding to an existing garden or planning a new one. These items should be planted at least six weeks before the ground freezes to allow them to settle in before the cold weather hits. Bulbs can wait a little longer, as long as they are planted before the ground freezes. If you have been thinking of adding to your garden or creating a new one, get moving!
Many garden centers have price reductions on most perennials, shrubs and trees this time of year, some quite drastic. The plants may not look as lush as they do in the spring/summer, but they will survive, and will look great next spring and summer. If your garden is on a strict budget, this is the time to get more bang for your buck!
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