Proper site preparation enhances the soil’s ability to catch and store moisture, reduces grass and weed competition and prepares the soil for planting.

Trees and shrubs are permanent and important parts of the landscape. When properly selected and correctly planted in an appropriate location, vegetation can improve a home’s appearance and increase its value. It also provides shade, weather protection, privacy and year-round enjoyment. Because trees and shrubs are such an important investment, they must be planted with care.

The Planting Guide is also available in printable PDF format (1.7 MB)