The best time to plant trees is in the early spring and the fall.
I may use a lot of wood from fallen trees, but I also plant many evergreen trees from seedlings in around the Guelph, Rockwood area.
If the weather is hot and dry you must make sure you can water your trees.
Some evergreen trees like the Colorado Blue Spruce can withstand a mild drought, and once they are established, the roots will grow deep into the earth to seek water.
Fertilize your trees in the early spring to give them a boost for rapid growth and good health.
The way that I plant ball and burlap tree is to keep the wire cadge and the burlap on the tree and bury the tree up to the top of the burlap.
If you are planting your trees in a windy area, you may need to stake the tree. After a year or 2 the stakes may be removed.
Happy spring and happy planting
This house has a interesting type of paint job.
It’s not too far from where I live here in Rockwood.
My handmade compost screener takes all the small stones and the parts of the compost that has not yet broken down and separates them into good soil for the garden.
I used 2 truck springs on this from my old dodge, and a motor from a old wood band saw.
It’s hard to believe that this was all wood chips, manure, and garden waste.
This compost machine makes excellent material for the garden or the lawn.
I have also use the fine screened soil/compost to make compost tea for my lawn and the flower gardens.
The plants love feeding from this natural organic mater.