Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension Agent for Okaloosa County, offers lawn and garden advice specific to Northwest Florida.
689-5850 or 729-1400, Ext. 5850
Fall is an excellent time to plant shrubs and trees.
Because the air temperature is cooling, the plants planted during the fall will not produce much top growth. This is an advantage because the energy for growth is going into producing a root system. As temperatures warm in spring, plants established during the fall already have additional roots to support the new spring growth.
Trees and shrubs grown in containers can be planted any time. But when planted in spring
October brings welcomed relief from summerís heat. And it is a great time to be outside in your garden.
David Marshall, UF/IFAS Extension Agent in Leon County, and I provide ideas on things to do during October in your landscape and garden in todayís article.
Fall is the best time for planting shrubs. Fall planted shrubs have all winter to grow roots and so will be better established when spring and summer heat again arrive. Your newly planted shrubs will need regular