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Dig In and Plant Trees and Shrubs

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Almost nothing says fall more than trees. They’re practically the symbol of the season. And, as it happens, fall is one of the best times to plant trees and shrubs.

So let’s dig into some fresh ideas and turn fall tree planting into a fun, meaningful, everybody-can-help DIY project.

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1. Make a memory. 

Just about everyone remembers their favorite tree. Perhaps it’s the one you climbed as a child, the one where she said “yes,” or the one under which you like to read.

Since you can’t have too many great memories, make a new one by planting a family tree, literally!
First, involve the whole family in choosing your new addition. Then, start digging. Be sure to add Miracle-Gro® Garden Soil for Trees & Shrubs. This is the perfect garden soil for all types of deciduous, evergreen and flowering trees and shrubs. And because it’s fortified with phosphorus and iron, it promotes root development and prevents leaf yellowing.

Finally, take a family photo the day you plant it and every year after. Now that’s how you make a deep-rooted memory.


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2. Celebrate something special. 

There’s something really cool about milestone moments. It’s why we celebrate birthdays, holidays, back to school, new homes, promotions and triumphs of all kinds. Make a milestone more meaningful by planting a tree to commemorate it.

Add some kind of marker or sign with a name, date or quote to personalize it even more.

 And don’t forget to finish your project with Miracle-Gro® Tree & Shrub Fertilizer Spikes. This slow-release plant food is made just for trees, and promotes lush, beautiful foliage.

3. Give a gift.

 Do a friend, family member or neighbor a favor and plant a wishing, blessing or learning tree for them. Pick a tree or shrub that offers a different “surprise” each season, such as fruit in summer and changing leaf color in fall.

Not only will your recipient enjoy the year-round beauty of a well-planted tree, they’ll think of you every time they do.

4. Be neighborly. 

Invite the neighbors to a community-wide planting party. Plant a tree … or two … or three in common areas. You could also create a row of trees spanning from yard to yard. Just be sure to check local regulations before planting in tree lawn areas.

Finish up with an application of Miracle-Gro® Water-Soluble All Purpose Plant Food. It’s the easiest way to feed and water. Plus, it helps grow lush foliage and stronger trees and shrubs.

Then trade in those garden tools for a potluck plate, a round of hot chocolate or a batch of s’mores around the fire pit. Here’s to being a good neighbor.

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