Fall is For Planting
Fall is simply one of the best times of year to plant. The age-old myth that spring is the only time of year to plant and fall is too late refuses to die. Fall isn't just a good time of year for flannels, campfires, and pumpkin spice lattes; it's a great time of year to re-do or refresh your landscaping!
Why plant in the Fall?
Cooler air temperatures means much less stress on the plant and more energy for root establishment. Don't forget: You probably like the cooler temperatures for planting too!
Ground temperatures cool much slower than air temperatures in the Fall allowing for a longer season of root establishment. Roots will continue to grow as long as soil temperatures stay above 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Ground temperatures take a long time to warm in the spring meaning root growth and establishment takes far longer in spring than Fall.
Natural moisture is more available in fall for plants allowing easier establishment in the landscape and less 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.