Planting a cherry tree: Insider Sneak Peek
Jenn Nawada and a local landscaper help a homeowner beautify his yard
Spring is cherry blossom time in Washington, D.C., so it makes sense that when Jenn Nawada visited our nation's capital, she helped a homeowner plant a cherry tree. Along with a local landscaper, she helped put in a Yoshino Cherry—that's the same kind famously found around the city's tidal basin. But you don't have to live in D.C. to plant a cherry tree! These can thrive as far north as Zone 5 and as far south as Zone 8. Choose a sunny spot, and dig a hole that's as deep as your young tree's pot (so its soil will be at the same height as your yard) and twice as wide. When you're digging, toss any grass to the side, so it doesn't get included in the backfill when it's time to set the tree in place.