Can I plant any flowers/shrubs or ground cover at the beginning of July? I live in Toronto. Is it better to wait till the fall?
Planting in Early July
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This is dependent on your climate, though I think your area stays relatively cooler during summer than most places in the U.S. Generally, it is ok to plant flowers/shrubs during summer as long they receive adequate amounts of water while they establish themselves in their new location. You do not want the heat of summer to bake your new plantings. Oftentimes, however, it is preferred that plants be put in the ground in spring or fall to allow sensitive root systems to become established before the heat of summer or cold of winter.