5 Tips For Fall Planting and Gardening

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Here are 5 tips to help you with fall planting and gardening

  1. When in doubt on which plants to choose for your yard, whether perennials, shrubs or trees, going with native plant varieties is always a safe option.
  2. Avoid planting a wide variety of shrubs and perennials throughout your yard or landscape. Choosing several plant varieties and plant each single variety in 3's. Planting in 3's is visually appealing.
  3. Ground cover plants are good solutions for shaded areas with poor soil or where grass won't grow. 
  4. Fall is a good time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials. With the warm soil, plants will continue to produce newer roots. Don't fertilize with fall planting.
  5. Mulch plants now for winter protection. Mulching for winter helps to stabilize ground temperature and protect plants from above ground temperature fluctuations.