Tree and Shrub Planting in Fairfield County

Shrub PlantingOne of the most common questions we’re asked is, “When is the best time to plant or transplant trees and shrubs?” The short answer is, "Anytime, as long as the soil or ground isn't frozen." At A. KRETA AND SON, we believe in general that you'll increase your chance of success if you plant or replant in autumn, (though some trees and shrubs fair better in spring – please read on)...

Why is fall or autumn the best time to plant trees and shrubs? For one thing, fall brings cooler temperatures and more even climate conditions. Cooler air is easier on plant foliage, resulting in less stress to plants during establishment. In contrast, the soil below is warmer in fall, which stimulates proper root growth, (root systems should be fairly established before going dormant). By spring, root systems should be well-established. Finally, there are typically less insect and disease problems in the fall than spring. There is some consensus that while pre-balled and burlapped trees and shrubs should be planted in fall, that plants with “bare roots” should wait until early spring. In fact, certain species are best planted in spring. Some examples include Japanese Maples, Flowering Dogwoods, Magnolias, Rhododendrons and Azaleas.

Tree Planting and ReplantingIf the trees you’re going to replant have been grown in a nursery, they should not be excavated and replanted until they've initiated dormancy. Evergreens differ in that they require a longer lead time to establish proper roots, and should be planted no later than October 1st, or in the spring.

A. KRETA AND SON has vast experience in the planting and re-planting of trees and shrubs. We can help you decide what plants and trees will best complement your landscape, and which have the best chance of survival given their sun or shade exposure, water conditions, temperatures, etc.

Whatever your Tree and Shrub planting or replanting project, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact us today at at (203) 455-4305 for more information, or to discuss an upcoming project. We serve all of Fairfield County, Connecticut, including Stratford, Bridgeport, Milford, Trumbull and Monroe.

Angie's List A+ RatingA. KRETA AND SON has an A+ rating on Angie’s List, and is an Angie’s List Certified Business. We employ state-of-the-art equipment and machinery, and we attend multiple seminars each year to maintain and expand our knowledge base. Trees are 100% recycled. Chips and smaller logs become mulch, while larger sections of trees are passed on to firewood companies. In short, we strive to be responsible.


Regular Tree Pruning and Trimming are Also a Necessity!

Having a licensed arborist perform scheduled tree pruning services on your residential or commercial property serves to keep your property safe and hazard-free, while maintaining the health of your trees. We offer Deadwooding, Directional or Formative Pruning, Vista Pruning, Crown Reduction, Crown and Canopy Thinning, Crown Canopy lifting and more. Kindly phone us at 203.445.4305 to learn more about our services.

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