Planting shrubs around your home is a great way to give your property some character and beauty. You can also use shrubs for their functionality like lining your walkways, sectioning off patios and gardens, and so much more. But just like other flowers and trees, there is an optimal time to plant shrubs. Read on to learn when.

Summer vs. Fall

If you’re willing to put in the time, effort, and money into rejuvenating your yard, it’s important to understand the right time to plant everything. During the spring and summer months, shrubs use the majority of their energy above-ground in order to grow. If you plant shrubs at this time, it could add an unnecessary amount of stress to the plant and might even cause its death.

Instead, you should plant shrubs in the fall when most of their energy is focused below-ground on the roots. This will give the shrubs enough time for their root systems to grow and spread underground. When summer comes back the following year, the shrubs will be more established and better prepared to handle the heat. 


It’s also important to know how to maintain the shrubs you plant to prolong their lifespan. You should prune during the spring to keep your plants healthy and your walkways clear of overgrowth. Water regularly, remove any dead branches, and use fertilizer to keep your grounds in tip top shape as well.

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