Fall Planting Tips Boone NC

In the fall, the soil is still warm, so roots will continue to grow. Plants planted in early spring, meanwhile, get off to a slower start because the soil hasn’t yet warmed to optimum temperatures for root growth. Fall-planted plants begin root growth more quickly the next spring, and stem growth follows sooner.

Glory Mt. Landscapes
(336) 977-8274
2142 C Todd Rr Grade Rd
Todd, NC
Products / Services
Annuals

Data Provided by:
Brown House
(828) 963-4503
9649 Nc Highway 105 S Ste 2
Banner Elk, NC

Data Provided by:
Rivers Edge Greenhouse
(336) 342-9363
1136 High Rock Rd
Gibsonville, NC

Data Provided by:
Atlantic Avenue Orchid & Garden Center
(919) 878-8877
5217 Atlantic Avenue
Raleigh, NC
Products / Services
Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Bat Houses, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Birding Accessories, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Colored Mulch, Compost, Composting, Composting Supplies, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Control Release Fertilizers, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Educational Books & Tapes, Environmental Controls, Equipme…

Data Provided by:
Progressive Gardens
(910) 395-1156
6005 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC

Data Provided by:
Charlottes Greenhouse
(828) 963-5974
269 Greenhouse Rd
Banner Elk, NC
Products / Services
Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries

Data Provided by:
Owen Garden Center & Nursery
(910) 864-2905
5955 Cliffdale Rd
Fayetteville, NC
Products / Services
Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Contractors, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

Data Provided by:
Cline's Greenhouse Nursery & Lndscp
(910) 475-6890
8229 Holly Grove Rd
Thomasville, NC
Products / Services
Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

Data Provided by:
Bountiful Gardens
(910) 997-3233
134 Thompson Farm Rd
Rockingham, NC
Products / Services
Flower Seed, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Seed, Wildflower Seed

Data Provided by:
Leary Plant Farm & Nursery
(252) 221-4671
2336 Rocky Hock Rd
Edenton, NC
Products / Services
Landscaping Services

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Fall Planting Tips

Provided by:

I’ve heard fall is a good time to plant. Is this true for all plants, and can you give me some more specifics about timing?

Answer: Fall is a great time to plant perennials, trees and shrubs (aside from, of course, spring-blooming bulbs!). Besides the good planting conditions, you have a great chance of finding some bargains at nurseries as they try to unload leftover stock before the winter sets in.

In the fall, the soil is still warm, so roots will continue to grow. Plants planted in early spring, meanwhile, get off to a slower start because the soil hasn’t yet warmed to optimum temperatures for root growth. Fall-planted plants begin root growth more quickly the next spring, and stem growth follows sooner.

Additionally, fall plantings do not have to contend with the stress of summer heat and potential drought. Cooler daytime temperatures are gentle on plants as they get established, and the slant of the sun is less harsh. Pests and diseases are less prevalent in the fall, as this year’s bugs die or prepare to hibernate, and the humidity that promotes many diseases fades away.

The best time to do your fall planting is about six weeks before the expected first hard frost. (You can find out this date in your area from your local extension agency.) Plant trees, shrubs and roses six to eight weeks before the frost; plant perennials four to six weeks before the frost. In most regions, this means planting in September or October; in some areas it means “fall” planting really should occur in late summer.

Water regularly as your new plants get established, paying particular attention to evergreens. After the ground freezes, mulch around your new additions.

Read more about fall planting

From Horticulture Magazine