If you're planning to add some trees or shrubs to your landscape, it's a good idea to get this done as soon as possible.
The ideal planting season for hearty trees and shrubs here in the Baton Rouge runs from the fall into the spring and finishes around the end of March.
The reason we want to get these plants in the ground now, is the weather is cool, and we can expect another month or so of mild weather.
The transition from pot to ground is very stressful for the plants. Planting in hot weather increases the stress.