We often think of spring as the season for planting, however, fall planting can have many advantages. Here are some reasons why fall is the best time for planting perennials, trees, and shrubs.
The cooler weather of fall is easier for plants , with less extremes in temperature and ground that is neither dry or frozen. Your plants aren't stressed out by extreme conditions, so they acclimate to their new environment quicker.
Better for Tree Planting
Planting trees when they've lost their leaves is actually better because they won't have to exert energy growing leaves and can focus on growing roots. This is the biggest fall advantage - plants can grow better roots, which will allow for gorgeous foliage and blooms come springtime.
Lower Maintenance, Less Water Usage
Cooler weather means less frequent watering. For those homes with wells this can save water over drier, warmer months, and for those that pay for water use this can mean a significant savings in water bills!
Fall allows you to see sparse areas of your garden that need more foliage and is the best time to plan out next year's garden. You'll know exactly how the other plants look at full bloom and how much space they take up, allowing you to add pops of color where you know you need it. Get a head start on planting!
Spring gardening supplies are at their peak and “fall” in the autumn. Now is the time to stock up on nonperishable supplies, gardening tools, containers, seeds etc.