October is a great month for planting or moving trees. Planting deciduous trees in particular at this time of year will give roots a chance to set in before the dormant months of winter.
Soil preparation is key, making sure to give your tree or shrub the best start at life. Too cold and the roots won’t have chance to fully form.
It’s a good idea to aerate soil before planting to allow air to sufficiently reach the roots.
Dig a hole approximately three times the size of your tree roots before positioning your tree or shrub.
To avoid air pockets in the soil, make sure to completely cover the roots. With container trees, let them soak for a good half an hour before planting.