Fall is the best time to get your yard ready for next spring!! Why, you ask? Fall plantings will do the following:
- Give your plants a head start for spring by allowing the roots to get established for the heat.
- Demand less care (i.e. less water) because of cooler weather.
- Provide more pleasant working conditions as the temperatures begin to cool.
The next question you may ask is…what kind of plants can I plant in the fall?
You can plant most trees, shrubs, perennial flowers, grasses and roses, as long as weather conditions are right. Broad-leafed evergreens, Dogwoods, Magnolias, and other tender trees should be planted early (before the end of October) so they can establish new roots before the temperature drops too much. Most other hardy, woody, ornamental plants may be planted until the ground freezes. Perennial flowers are usually best planted or divided in the fall before the ground starts to freeze. Don’t resist planting them in the fall just because they happen to be out of bloom; they will have beautiful flowers in the spring!
Fall bulbs are the easiest of all flowers to plant, grow, and have bloom because all the nutrients the bulbs need are already stored inside when you buy them. It is almost impossible to make a mistake planting fall bulbs, but keeping them healthy year after year requires a little more care. The most important steps for planting and keeping bulbs healthy are as follows:
- Prepare the soil before planting.
- Choose healthy bulbs.
- Plan your design.
- Plant bulbs properly.
- Take care of your bulbs properly after they bloom.
Sound easy enough? The hardest part about fall planting is deciding what to grow and knowing where to buy it! Well, we’ve even made those decisions easy for you!
Four Seasons Pottery can provide you with the appropriate containers (i.e. pots, planters, and urns) for your beautiful creations. The containers are natural concrete in color, but we can add a custom finish in just about any color to match or compliment your outdoor surroundings. We have over 50 colors from which to choose. We also provide delivery and setup of your new additions. We also sell fountains, birdbaths, statues, and garden decor of all different shapes and sizes!
Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall…for every season, we’ve got it all!
Four Seasons Pottery has partnered with Gramma B’s (just up the street in Sandy Springs), who can help you make the important decision of what to plant. Please visit their website at: www.grammabs.com for more information. Here are just a couple of examples of what our partnership can do for you:
Don’t delay…visit us today for your Fall Planting Needs!