Planting Tips for a Beautiful Fall Garden

The weather has started cooling down a bit in the Mid-Atlantic, heralding the upcoming arrival of fall. Just because the seasons will be changing soon doesn’t mean the color in your garden and landscape have to go away. Nursery and landscaping experts have been able to help homeowners display radiant colors in their gardens throughout the fall season for some time now. The idea is to start planning your fall garden now so that the roots of your new plants will have time to develop and take hold. Here are a couple of essential planting tips to keep in mind for a beautiful fall garden.


Fall is closely associated with the reds, oranges, and yellows that dominate in the region through colorful tree leaves. Most experts recommend that you keep this in mind when choosing plants for your fall garden. Plants with vivacious reds, burning oranges, and bright yellows match up well with the fall aesthetic that Mother Nature provides. If you’re not too attached to this aesthetic, however, there’s a wide variety of other plants that can allow you to blaze your own path and create a fall garden with colors that truly represent your unique personality. Your professional landscaper can help you choose the best plants relative to your region and immediate surrounding area.

Planting in the Fall vs. Planting in the Spring

There’s actually not really much of a difference between planting in the fall or the spring. In both cases, some thought needs to be given to the next season (winter or summer) – and the planting work will be done accordingly and in a timely fashion. Landscapers will tend to work the same way in the fall as they do in the spring. During fall planting, the landscaper will time the planting so that the roots have a chance to establish themselves firmly before the winter freeze sets in. This is the most important part of fall planting as plants which don’t have this time are not likely to survive very long. Despite this threat, we notice that plant loss due to weather tends to be lower in the fall than it does in the summer. This is perhaps due to the fact that your fall garden has a longer period of time to adjust to winter weather than your spring garden tends to have to adjust to summer.


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