Think spring is the best time of year to put plants in the ground? Surprise! It’s actually fall! Even with a chill in the air, the ground is still nice and warm as far as the plants are concerned. Here are some of the benefits of planting in the fall.
With cooler fall temps come rainy days. This is a bonus for your landscape, fresh plantings, and your water bill. Take advantage of the free watering!
You can thank the heat of summer for the warmer soil. During the fall, the soil is actually warmer than in spring. Even though the plants may be getting ready to go dormant for the season, their roots will still have time to get established over winter and will be ready to pop into action come spring!
Less Stress For The Roots
The main thing that affects the health of your landscape plants is the roots. It is stressful to be replanted, but planting a tree, shrub, or plant with enough time to get established before a freeze will reduce the stress and improve the health of your plantings.
After they have time to get fully nestled into place, they can use the downtime during winter to rest before they are back to work in the spring.
Great Time To Install Grass
If you missed your chance to install sod over the spring or summer, now is actually the ideal time! Without the scorching temps of summer, the grass will have a chance to absorb enough water to really thrive! It’s all about the cooler temps, warm soil, and increased moisture.
Don’t Forget The Bulbs
Even though it won’t show now, adding bulbs to your landscape during fall will ensure a dramatic show of color in the spring. Adding tulips, lilies, and daffodils will ensure a vibrant display of color for several seasons to come.
Trust Us With Your Fall Planting
We understand the benefits of fall planting, so we are busy during the season, getting grass, trees, shrubs, and perennials safely tucked into the warm fall ground before winter arrives. Let us get you on our schedule during this ideal planting weather in Sykesville, MD. Give us a call today at (800) 345-8873.