Although spring is the ideal time for planting, fall is still a good time to add new things to your garden and make your home look beautiful from the outside. Here are various reasons on why fall planting is just as effective as spring planting:
Fall has distinct planting perks. The cooler air is easier on not only the plants, but the gardeners too. The soil is still warm, which allows roots to grow until the ground freezes. During the springs, plants won’t grow until the soil warms up from the cold winter.
There is less rain and unpredictable weather in the fall, which can make the soil very hard to work with, not to mention that the late season is usually cheaper at garden centers that are selling the last of their inventory before it gets too cold.
Bugs and diseases are not present in the fall like they are in the spring. You do not need fertilizer, because it stimulates new and gentle growth that can be destroyed by winter weather.
Plants that can all be successfully planted in the fall include turfgrass, spring-blooming bulbs, cool-season vegetables, perennials, trees, and shrubs.
Read more on the details on types of plants to plant in the fall.