As fall approaches many people think they’ve missed their opportunity to plant until next spring but that simply isn’t true! Fall is an excellent time to plant, especially here in the Pacific Northwest.
The reasons are:
- The soil retains heat even though the air is cold outside so perennials, shrubs, trees, and lawns that are planted now will continue to grow a large root system all fall.
- The plants are usually dormant so all their energy can be diverted to root growth instead of top growth.
- There is ample rain all fall so the plants will develop deep established roots without you having to worry about watering.