Before You Grab a Shovel, Grab This Great Book!
September 30, 2010
Fall is the time to plant trees. If you’re thinking about putting in a new shade tree or maybe some fruit trees, check out Tending Your Garden: a Year-Round Guide to Garden Maintenance by Gordon and Mary Hayward. When I was researching ideas for expanding my backyard apple orchard, I happened to dig up this little gem of a book. Beginning on page 71 are step-by-step photos, do’s and don’ts, and the best set of detailed instructions I’ve come across for successfully planting trees. Avoid expensive pitfalls, consult your local library!