October is a great time to prepare the plants on your property for the coming cold weather. In Dallas County you can expect to see the first frost around the end of November, so you can plant shade trees, ornamental trees, and shrubs. This is a short checklist of Fall and Winter Landscaping Tasks for North Texas Property Owners:
Fall is the best time to start looking for new trees you’d like to plant this fall. Trees are a valuable investment on any commercial or residential property. They add beauty, as well as provide shade. But improper care and trimming can damage your trees. Careless pruning can cause them to become unhealthy and die.
Now that summer is over, we can finally look forward to cooler weather. September is the month when you should start to sow cool season plants, and prepare trees and other landscaping on your property for fall weather.
Shrubs are not only used as ornamental plants, but many varieties make an excellent border or fence. There are several varieties of shrubs that grow well in North Texas. Your choice will depend on the landscape design of your property, the purpose of the shrub (ornamental or border), and the available space.
Are you planning to add new trees to your landscape? Perhaps you need to replace trees that died due to the drought, disease or other factors. Which trees will you choose for your property?
In North Texas, fall is a great time to plant and prune your trees. The goal of fall tree pruning is to improve the growing conditions for the next year’s growing season.