Fall is the best time to plant. It's the ideal time for you, because all the hard work of spring gardening and summer maintenance will come to an end, and it's the best time for the tree. The combination of warm soil and cold air stimulates root growth to help the tree or shrub establish itself before the soil freezes. The fall season is the perfect time to relocate trees and shrubs or plant new ones.
It's easier for you and for the plants, and you'll be rewarded for your efforts next spring and beyond. The steps for planting a shrub, shrub, or small tree are all very similar. Once again, the best time to plant is in the fall. While planting in spring may be viable, your trees and plants won't show the same level of growth as a fall plantation.
The best time to plant any plant is during the dormant season; in North America, this is usually from late fall to early spring. While it's OK to plant for the rest of the year, it will require more maintenance on your part in the form of irrigation, fertilizers, etc. You can plant in the hot, dry summer, but fall is actually a good time to plant shrubs and large trees, as they increase your volume of existing root systems during the winter, which makes it easier to plant large shrubs and trees. which allows them to drink more water.
If you're having trouble deciding where it should be, consider planting the shrub in a container and moving it around the landscape. Planting deciduous shrubs at different heights and widths, such as a backdrop of viburnum or weigelas with a foreground of hydrangeas, will create an interesting skyline and provide flowers and foliage in three seasons of the year. Autumn gardening provides a longer period with more “good” days, compared to the often tumultuous spring season. If it's currently early spring in your area, most perennial trees and shrubs can also be planted at this time.
Place the plant in the hole and fill it with the dirt you removed from the hole, but don't pack the soil. In autumn, plants are not programmed to produce buds or leaves, but in a newly planted situation, they spend their energy on developing roots, so when spring comes, they will be able to extract a lot of resources for their development above ground. Cover the planting site with two inches of mulch, making sure to leave two inches of free space around the base of the woody stems, and ensure an abundant supply of water during the weeks leading up to winter. Plants that start root development in fall will be better suited to summer's climate challenges.
You won't see much growth above ground, but trust us: the roots are blooming and will do better than plants that are just starting to pull them out in the spring. It's better to be realistic about these factors and choose shrubs that thrive on them, than to take care of a shrub in a site you don't like; neither of you will be very happy in the end. If you're waiting for a large tree to grow to maturity, you can often meet your need for shade in the meantime with a well-placed, fast-growing shrub, such as elderberry or butterfly shrub. It may be appropriate to do this in spring, but don't do it in the fall, as you don't want to encourage new growth as you approach the winter months.