Fall is a great time to plant, bright sunny days with cooler temperatures make for a perfect climate to plant and prepare for the next growing season. We also recommended planting these five plants in fall before the frost.
Shrubs and Trees
Fall is the best time to plant trees and shrubs. The root systems will begin to form before the frost sets in, essentially establishing the shrub or tree in the ground for the winter. We always suggest mulching around newly planted trees and shrubs this will ensure protection for new transplants throughout the winter. Be sure to remove any coverings on the root balls of plants before planting.
September is right around the corner and this is the time to plant for early spring blooming bulb flowers such as Daffodils, Tulips and Crocus. A good rule of thumb is to plant Tulips and Daffodils 6 inches deep and crocus plants 3 inches deep. Bulbs should be put into the ground before late October to allow a bit of root growth before the frost.
The biggest misconception for perennials is that once they start looking a bit passed they are no longer worth planting, this is not the case sping and summer perennials do great when planted in Fall.If you are undecided about where to plant them now, you can always keep them in pots and soil in a covered or protected area outside until the spring and plant them then. Be sure to label the perennials before hand for easy identification when it is time to put them in the ground.
Fennel, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Rosemary, Wild Strawberry, mint and parsley are some of the herbs that do well when planted in the fall, provided they are established plants or divided from an existing herb plant and not new growth or seedlings.