Fall is for planting

There are several reasons for planting in the fall:

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  • In the fall, we have cooler temperatures. However, the soil remains warm and encourages root growth. With mild weather, roots may continue to grow through the entire winter.
  • In spring, established roots begin new growth and develop faster than plants planted in spring.
  • Plant roots have seven to nine months to develop prior to hot and humid summers increasing their rate of survival. Winter follows fall providing a rest period.
  • Increased amounts of rainfall and cooler temperatures in the fall provide plants the perfect environment to develop root systems and not focus on top growth.
  • In the fall, there are fewer pests and disease problems to interfere with plant development.
  • Happy roots mean happy plants!

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