Why Plant in the Fall?

September 7, 2021

Fall is fantastic for giving your landscape an edge going into the next Spring season. We have curated a list of the many benefits of planting in the Fall:

  • Cooler air temperatures means much less stress on the plant and more energy for root establishment
  • Ground temperatures cool much slower than air temperatures in the Fall, allowing for a long season of root establishment (Roots will grow as long as soil temperatures stay above 40°F)
  • Ground temperatures take a long time to warm in Spring meaning root growth and establishment take far longer in the Spring than in the Fall
  • Natural moisture is more available to plants in the Fall, allowing easier establishment in the landscape and less of a need for gardeners to apply water in most Fall seasons
  • Fall planting and establishment in the landscape allows plants to grow with far less stress the following Spring