April 2, 2008 at 7:38 PM EST - Updated July 3 at 9:11 AM
The onset of the Fall Season is often the most exciting time of year! The fall colors and smells bring a calm feeling to the garden & home.
The fall season is a new beginning for most landscapes as it brings
Colors that have been resting all year.
Why plant in the Fall?
While the cooler air temperatures slow the top growth of your plants, the soil is still warm enough to encourage root growth. This gives the roots a head start on catching up to the top growth balancing out the tree or shrub.
The fall season tends brings more rainfall.
Cooler weather is easier on the plants & on the "planter"
Less disease & insect problems
Less watering is needed to get your plants started!
Plant fall bulbs for Spring Color! A little labor pays big in the spring! Planting daffodils, tulips, crocus and other bulbs now will give you amazing color in the early spring months!!! Trust me! You'll be happy you took the time!
Work magic into your gardens! Planting hyacinths will bring the most enticing scents of spring right to your door!
Crocus flowers give you a hint that spring is knocking on winter's door!
When should I plant my bulbs?
Fall bulbs must be planted in the fall before the first hard frost. It is best to wait until the outside temperature does not get above 65 degrees anymore.
Deer/Rabbit resistant bulbs:
Allium (all types)
Scilla (all types)
Muscari Grape Hyacinths
What fertilizer should I use when planting?
A Bulb booster such as BulbSure or Bonemeal is ideal.