Many clients ask if Fall is a good time to plant trees and shrubs. The answer is YES. Fall planting definitely has it’s advantages, some may say the biggest is once the Forsythia and Redbuds bloom in the Spring — you are ready to start enjoying your garden again.
If you are looking for some Fall color, shrubs or trees added to your landscape – please give us a call. From early fall until the ground freezes is a good time to plant trees and shrubs.
Fall Planting Advantage:
- In the Fall we have cooler temperatures, however soil remains warm and encourages root growth. With mild weather roots may continue to grow through the entire winter.
- By the time Spring comes around, established roots begin new growth and develop faster than plants planted in the spring.
- Planting in Fall means plant roots have seven to nine months to develop prior to our traditional, hot and humid summers increasing their rate of survival.
- In the Fall, increased amounts of rainfall and cooler temps provide plants the perfect environment to develop — an added bonus is fewer pests and disease problems to interfere with plant development.
- Happy roots mean happy plants.
Fall is a great time to remove the dead and dying annuals from the garden. Mulching in the fall can help protect roots from a hard freeze and help retain moisture during cold and dry winter – which we may have this year!
Popular Fall Projects:
- Leaf removal
- Full garden clean up
- Shrub and tree planting
- Pressure washing
- Hardscaping; fire pits, retaining walls, pergolas
- Select pruning