You would be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t love spring; the dreary winter weather is finally over, the birds begin to chirp again, and flowers and trees are bursting into bloom. It feels like everything is rejoicing in the coming warm weather and you just want to get out there and fill your yard with all sorts of flowering plants. However, did you know that planting in the fall can get your spring trees and shrubs off to a better start?
Transplanting – Fall is a great time to transplant any your plants that you have been thinking of moving to move to a new spot. After summer and blooming season has past, plants go dormant for the winter which makes it easier for them to endure transplanting without too much disruption.
Better conditions – Even though the air temps are dropping, the soil is still warm, creating a perfect environment for root development. By planting your new trees and shrubs in the fall, you avoid the stress of high temperatures and droughts that summer in Georgia often brings. Fall planting alleviates some of the strain on your plants because they have added time to establish a stronger root system.
Less work – By planting your spring garden in the fall, you save yourself that much work when spring does roll around. There are sure to be other gardening related tasks that require your attention, so plant your bulbs and other perennials now and cross that off your spring to-do list.
Earlier blooms – By planting in the fall, your plants have a head start on root establishment, which means they can devote all their energy to producing a plethora of beautiful blooms! While your neighbors are toiling over their spring planting, you will be relaxing in your garden and enjoying the fruit of your fall labors!
Be sure to stop by The Family Tree for fabulous plants and expert advice! We also offer professional planting and landscape design services, so if you want the beautiful spring garden without doing any of the work, don’t forget to ask about these services!