POSTED ON 31st August 2016


Just because summer is coming to an end, this does not mean that your garden has to- there are some great perennials that can add life and color through the fall.

Fall is the ideal time to plant trees and shrubs. Root systems will begin to form before the frost sets in , essentially establishing the tree or shrub in the ground before winter. With mulch added, the newly planted tree or shrub will be protected through the winter into spring.

September is the ideal time to plant early spring blooming flowers like Daffodils, Tulips and Crocus. Following guidelines for planting depth is essential, with Tulips and Daffodils to be planted six inches below the ground surface and crocus three inches below the ground surface.

You can also plant herbs in the fall, provided they are established plants or divided from an existing herb plant and not new growth seedlings. Examples that do well are lavender, Fennel, Lemon Balm, Rosemary, Mint and Parsley.

There are many spectacular late flowering perennials that have the potential to revive your garden in the fall and extend color and joy into your landscape. Some examples that you may want to consider include Asters, Daylilies, Black-Eyed Susan and Sedum.

Contact us and let one of designers work with you in extending your use and enjoyment of your landscape through the fall season.