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Fall Is Ideal Time For Planting Most Trees And Native Plants

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For those of us who don’t relish the extreme heat or humidity of summer, fall weather is a welcome reprieve. And the cool air isn't just good for sweaters: it's also great for adding new trees and native grasses to a landscape.

Every month, Lake Effect contributor Melinda Myers gives her expert tips on gardening. This month, she gives her tips and tricks on adding trees and native plants. Myers says one of the most important things to remember is how tall a tree is expected to grow and where it sits in your yard.

"I always tell people, look up for any overhead utilities when you’re figuring out where you want to place the tree, and then contact digger’s hotline... Hitting cable, electric, phone line, and of course gas, can be dangerous an expensive," Myers explains.

Myers is currently leading virtual gardening seminars, where people can learn more about what to do to keep their gardens and yards healthy year-round.

Joy Powers is a WUWM host and producer for Lake Effect.