The Morning Blend


The Do’s and Don’ts of Tree Planting

Posted at 11:29 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 11:30:00-04

Trees are the most valuable part of our landscape. The benefits of planting trees in your yard include a range of environmental, economic, and aesthetic advantages. Not only do they shade our homes and increase our aesthetic appeal, but they can also reduce energy costs, and raise property value.

But proper care isn’t easy. In interviews on October 13, lawn and garden expert Lance Walheim will talk about the benefits of planting trees and share tips to keeping them healthy. From choosing the right tree for your yard, to planting it in the right place at the right time, he’ll share his checklist of things to consider before you dig in. The co-author of Landscaping for Dummies will also discuss the importance of routine care. Trees that are weakened or stressed due to improper care are more susceptible to pests, like the emerald ash borer and bark beetles. Lance will also share ways to protect your trees and prevent costly problems before they arise.