Fall Is for Planting Trees
You can’t live in the Sacramento Area and not love trees. After all, Sacramento is known as the “City of Trees”. Just look around, there are so many varieties to choose from…all unique and all beautiful.
Have you been thinking about upgrading your home’s landscape with a new tree or two? Fall is the perfect time to plant trees and shrubs. The cooling temperatures of the season will allow new plants to establish themselves by developing strong, healthy roots needed to thrive during our hot Sacramento summers.
Benefits of Trees:
- Clean the air
- Provide oxygen
- Conserve energy
- Save water
- Help prevent water pollution
- Help prevent soil erosion
- Provide food
- Mark the seasons
- Provide a canopy and habitat for wildlife
- Increase property values
- And often times, the biggest trees are a neighborhood gathering spot
Choose a Tree, Plant For Success
Looking for the right tree? Here are some of our favorite trees for any situation.
Once you’ve decided on the perfect tree to plant for long-lasting health and beauty, you’ll want to plant it correctly. Learn a few planting tips from our Tree Planting Guide to ensure your tree is off to a good start.
Cycle and Soak Irrigation Technique
Once your tree is planted, consider the best irrigation options. One sure-fire way to get it right is to follow this method and apply cycles of deep soaking less often. For example, when newly planted, a 15 gallon tree will require 15 gallons of water over the course of one slow watering cycle. Allow the soil to drain before watering again. Use a soil probe to see if the top six inches is dry; that’s how you’ll know when to water again. Just remember that as the weather changes, so will the amount of cycles you need to run.