9 Reasons That The Fall is a Great Time to Plant:
1. The weather is just better! The autumn offers weather conditions that are typically better for planting than any other time of year! The warm days and cool nights are ideal for new plantings. There is also less of a chance of drought and heat stress on new plantings!
2. Great Root Growth! In the fall time, warm soil temperatures allow for excellent root growth. Roots may even continue to grow into the winter until the ground freezes!
3. The weather really is just better! The weather in the fall typically has less rain out days than does the springtime! This means that all of our crews are typically able to work full work weeks, allowing us to complete planting jobs with less disruption from the weather!
4. Spring Time can be the busiest time of year! A lot of people don’t think of planting trees and shrubs until the snow melts and summer is in the air! This means that our crews are booked further out in advance. We typically find that our project timeline, from initial meeting to completion, takes less time in the fall, as crews are more flexible. Combined with better weather, your project can be completed sooner than you think!
5. Pests? Not really! Fall time is also great for planting because there is typically less insect and disease pressure than throughout the rest of the year! Take advantage of it!
6. Vendors are trying to empty their stocks for the winter! In some instances, our Vendors will cut some of the material pricing to encourage sales before the cold winter starts! This means that savings can be passed on to you!
7. Continue using your Landscape through the winter! Planting a gorgeous specimen tree also allows you the opportunity to ‘show it off’ during the holiday season by decorating it with lights! Combine your planting installation with a gorgeous fire pit in your back yard, and you’ll have found a way to enjoy your landscape through even the coldest winters!
8. Bulbs! Bulbs need to be planted once the soil temperature has cooled to below 55 degrees, but most bulbs can be planted right up until the ground freezes! Planting bulbs in the fall can result in an explosion of surprising color in the spring! There are so many options of plants and colors: from tulips to daffodils, to crocus and hyacinths! Plant some that bloom early in the spring, and some that bloom in the mid to late spring and you can have beautiful colors without doing any work!
9. Enjoy your spring! Completing your landscape installation in the fall allows you to enjoy your new landscape in the springtime!