The Best Time to Plant Trees: Late Summer

Aug 8, 2014

If you've been looking at your yard this summer thinking "a tree would look great there," now is the time to take action. 

"Late summer is the best time to plant trees. The ground is dryer, and the soil is warm," Iowa State University Extension horticulturalist Richard Jauron explains. 

There are also lots of vegetables and other fall flowers you can still plant this late in the summer, including lettuce, spinach and radishes. During this Talk of Iowa interview, Emily Woodbury talks with Jauron and Jeff Iles, Professor and Chair of the Horticulture Department at Iowa State University.