The best time for planting varies from species to species but, in general, the best time for planting is in spring or in fall. When planting in summer, plants need a little bit more attention but following the planting instructions, anything you plant should be a success. We will talk here about the best time to plant trees and shrubs and the best time to plant perennials.
Planting deciduous trees and shrubs – the best time to plant these trees is when they enter dormancy (when they drop their leaves), or in the spring when the buds start breaking.
Planting Evergreens – the Evergreens do not send a precise signal when they go dormant and they don’t drop their leaves. With these trees or shrubs, it is easier to choose the proper time for planting. They can be planted even later in the spring or later in the fall because they are tougher than the deciduous ones. However, you will still want to avoid planting them when it is too hot (and/or too dry). If it is still hot in your region in late September, hold off till later in the fall.
Special remarks: Intense heat is a major enemy to newly planted trees. But lack of water for their root systems is another. Of course, cooler weather is best but you can plant a tree anytime (except winter). Give the trees a good watering when planting them in fall and they will get enough moisture throughout the winter if the season will be dry.
When planting the trees in the summer, make sure you water them well using water bags and installing irrigation systems in order to supply the amount of water they need to get established.
See how to plant a tree here