Planting in the fall
Are you looking to spruce up your flower beds or garden this fall before winter arrives? It is good to know that you can plant up to 6 weeks prior to the ground being frozen. Planting 6 weeks prior to the freezing of your ground will give your plants the opportunity to become established prior to the cold temperatures and snowfall.
Depending on your area you can sometimes pant well into mid-November. You want to make sure you provide a good barrier for your newly planted material. You will want to put down mulch or some type of covering to protect the roots when the temperatures dip.
Believe it or not, there is some plant material that you should put in the ground in the fall so that they will be ready when spring arrives. You are able to plant just about anything as long as you do it within 6 weeks of the ground freezing. Perennials, trees, shrubs, and spring bulbs are just a few in this list. Examples of plant material are daffodils, allium, pansies, leadwort, pitcher sage, sedum, salvia leucantha, just to name a few.
Fall planting has benefits, the cooler air temperatures are easy on the gardener and the plant. Soil temperatures are typically still warm enough to allow root growth. During the fall the temperatures are cooler, which will stop the soil from drying out as quickly, meaning you will not have to water the plant material as often.
A bonus to fall planting is the weed competition. In the spring and summer weeds will flourish due to the warm weather and showers. However, in the fall the cooler temperatures will slow down the growth. This means you will not need to do as much weeding and the competition for root growth will diminish. Giving your plants time to get good root growth during the fall will help them when spring comes back around giving them an advantage over those pesky weeds.
If you are looking to get new plant material installed contact B-Sharp Property Maintenance, we will help you to design and incorporate your new plant material!