Why Is Fall Planting the Best?
Did you know that turf grass, spring-blooming bulbs, perennials, trees, and shrubs can all be effectively planted in the fall?
Cooler Weather, Happier Plants
In fact, fall has distinct planting benefits. Cooler air temperatures are easier on both plants and gardeners. The soil is still warm, allowing roots to grow until the ground freezes. Fall usually has more good days for planting than spring, when rain and other unpredictable weather can make working the soil difficult.
Fall Planting = Healthier Roots
Plants like to concentrate on one thing at a time. In the fall, the leaves and branches of trees and shrubs have slowed or stopped growing. They are now able to refocus all of their energies toward developing their root systems. With established roots, these plants will be ready to thrive come spring. Planting them in the fall gives them the best chance to establish themselves for long-term success.Keep newly planted trees or shrubs well-watered until the ground freezes, so they get a good start before going into full dormancy during winter. Watering fall-planted trees and shrubs during winter dry periods will greatly increase the odds of planting success. Let us know if you have any questions about planting this fall. We’ll help you get a head start on a great landscape next spring.