5 things you need to do to plant a tree, shrub or perennial and keep it alive

Landscape Architectural Technology grad offers tips to turn a black thumb green

You know the old saying? The best time to plant a tree was 10 years ago; the second best time is today?

Let's get more specific: The best time is when the nurseries put them on on sale in late summer and early fall.

There's no need to wait until the spring. New plants will thrive throughout the growing season if you follow the planting tips below from landscaping pro Kerri Buksa (Landscape Architectural Technology '10). Watch her demonstrate in the video above.

Ten years from now, you'll thank yourself. And Kerri.

How to plant trees, shrubs and perennials –  5 steps

tips on how to plant trees, shrubs and perennials

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