Late season planting - again
I asked a similar question last year. I didn't get a lot of responses so I am asking again. I'm hoping to hear from more of you, even for those of you who haven't participated much in the forum. Speaking of that, it would be great if more people became involved in the forum. It is so cool to have a Wisconsin forum, and I'm really interesting in hearing from all of you. I'm sure I an not the only one here who feels that way. So don't be shy, were all just family here :-)
Back to my problem. I've always preferred planting in spring because I never had much success in fall even though I've heard and read many time that fall is a great time to plant.
I read something on a different forum that made me wonder if it was the hole preparation more than anything else. I used to mix a lot of compost into the planting hole, but this spring I realized that most of what I planted the previous year had sunk into the soil.
If I decide to plant this fall, I won't use compost, only top dress with ground-up leaves (as always). So...
There are several big things I want to accomplish before winter, but I am nervous about doing it now.
A crab apple that was planted this spring needs to be moved, as well as some shrubs including a few that have been in the ground for 3 years. I also want to completely redo the shade bed, which has hosta and other perennials.
If it were your garden, would you move the trees, shrubs and perennials?