In the fall, I am asked the same question over and over: Is it too late to plant? The answer? Not at all. But it is a good idea to get perennials and evergreens in the ground by mid-October. You want to give perennials enough time to root so the frost doesn’t pop them out of the ground.
Evergreens also need time to acclimate and root before winter comes.
For any deciduous woody plants (meaning they lose their leaves) you have plenty of time to work in the yard. If the ground isn’t frozen and you can dig a hole, you can install trees and shrubs. For all fall installations, the plants must be well-hydrated heading into winter, so don’t put your hoses away yet.
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