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Fall Planting Info

If you are newer to the gardening world you may think that spring is when plants need to go in the ground, but experts and experienced gardeners alike know that planting isn't just a spring activity! If you're wondering what you can plant in the late summer through fall, the answer is almost anything, and it is our favorite time to plant with success rates rivaling that of spring plantings! Perennials, shade and fruit trees, ornamental and edible shrubs and much more can all be most effectively planted in the fall. Fall has distinct planting benefits. Autumn's cooler air temperatures are much easier on both plants and gardeners, resulting in less symptoms of transplant shock. Pests and Disease are less of a problem and the plants don't require fertilizer or as much water as other seasons when it is supporting new foliage growth. The plants still put energy into root production until mid winter or when the ground freezes 12 inches or deeper. Fall planting will also give the plants a head start for the next year, and allow the roots to get started before you would be able to work the ground in spring.