Customers ask us all the time during these hot summer days if it is alright to plant trees, shrubs and perennials. The answer is a definite "yes we can," with the proper care taken. Buy a little insurance policy when you choose your plants by purchasing the right soil amendments and fertilizer for your specific plants. Then be diligent with watering and you will be successful. This is the time of year when many plants are on sale so don't hesitate to take advantage of the savings, but be certain to give your plants what they need so that you will protect your investment.