What time of year is best for planting or transplanting trees, shrubs or perennials?

Fall is a great time of year for planting new or transplanting existing trees, shrubs and perennials. This is because the soil is still warm from summer and the transplanted roots will be able to better grow than if they were in the cold soil of spring. Fall is also a great time to install spring-flowering bulbs. After planting or transplanting, be sure to water weekly for the first three to four weeks (weather permitting). Through the winter, fall-plantings should receive water once or twice per month, from you or from mother nature. For more information, read University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Carson City/Storey County Extension Educator JoAnne Skelly’s article “Plant or Transplant NOW!