Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale - Why the Fall Is the Best Time for Planting

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Real Estate Agent with Elite Realty Group

 

Why the Fall Is the Best Time for Planting
Spring is often thought of as the best time for planting, but do you know that plating in fall offers some significant advantages for your garden? In fact, marketing ploys aside, fall is the best time for planting and starting a garden!
Below are some reasons why fall is the best time for planting perennials, trees, and shrubs in your garden:
The Weather is Perfect for Planting
The cooler weather in fall is easier for the plants and gardeners alike. The ground isn’t semi frozen and not too dry and the weather isn’t too warm or cold. The plants won’t get too stressed because they won’t be subjected to extremes in weather and hence can recover faster after planting.
You Won’t Have to Plant Right After Buying Plants
There is no need to plant right away because you won’t have to worry about plants drying up or the ground being too hot. As for trees, planting them 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, helping the plant grow better roots so that they’ll have energy to display gorgeous foliage and blooms come spring time. The fall to spring transition is quicker than waiting for a full year before getting to see the results of your handiwork.
Lower Maintenance Effort
You won’t have to water as much in fall, so that’s less maintenance effort from your part. You will also not have to baby sit new plants and fret about whether they will survive or not because of the overall milder weather.
A good tip for planting in fall is to water the plants in their pots a few hours before you transport them to their new homes. This lets them soak up water and be better prepared for planting. Water the hole they’ll be placed in too before planting.
It is Easier to See Where to Plant Best
Fall allows you to see sparse areas of your garden that need more plants. It is the best time to plan out next year’s garden and start planting it. You’ll know exactly how the other plants look like and how much space they take when they got foliage and blooms, allowing you to add pops of colour where you know you need it.
Bargains in Gardening Supplies
Gardening supplies are typically at their peak prices in spring but are cheaper in fall when some shops even close their business for the winter. Shop for non-perishable supplies, seeds, and maybe some bulbs in fall. You can probably get gardening tools at discounted prices and perhaps some fertilizers, netting, pebbles, and similar things. Watch out for sale in pots too!
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Comments (5)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Norma, went to the home improvement store over the weekend, and they had LOTS of mums for sale.  Great time to plant!  

Sep 07, 2021 06:15 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Joan Cox I agree and I always love all of the color it adds to a porch.  Have a wonderful day.

Sep 08, 2021 06:21 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Love the fall planting. I love mums and that's when they flood the markets and gardens with vibrant colors!

Sep 07, 2021 06:47 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Sham Reddy CRS yes I love all of the amazing colors for sure.  Have a wonderful day!

Sep 08, 2021 06:24 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Norma... given our summer heat here, fall is a better time to plant for sure. Much less stress on the plants.

Sep 07, 2021 09:39 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Nina Hollander, Broker yes I agree and we have to do it pretty quickly once the weather changes or then we run into the snow and cold here.  Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Sep 08, 2021 06:22 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I don't have much of a green thumb at all.  Even when I seemingly do everything the right way, it rarely turns out the way it should in the garden, haha.

Sep 08, 2021 05:29 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Brian England you and my husband are in the same boat haha.  I asked him last year to take care of a few plants while I went out of town and they were barely hanging on when I got home.  Have a wonderful day!

Sep 08, 2021 06:23 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455 - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Sep 08, 2021 06:53 AM