Fall is the Best Time for Planting Trees and Shrubs
Timing is important when buying and planting trees and shrubs. You might want to wait until the fall to shop, since that's the ideal time for planting. When you plant in the fall, the combination of warm soil and cool air stimulates root growth to help your tree or shrub get established before the frost hits. Trees and shrubs are sold in containers, bare-root, or with root balls (called "balled-and-burlapped"). Planting them is easy, if you follow a few simple steps.