Friday, September 11, 2009

Fall - The Best Time to Plant!

Though many people think of spring as the gardening season, in the Southeast fall is actually the preferred time for planting most landscape plants. During fall, cooler temperatures and lower humidity not only make being outdoors more pleasant for people but also reduce stress on new plantings, making it more likely they will establish successfully and thrive in the future. Planting trees, shrubs and perennials in fall (Sept – Dec) allows them to grow roots now, so when spring arrives they are well established and ready to get growing. Larger root systems help fall planted plants perform better during summer than those planted in spring.

Read entire article on the Pender County Cooperative Extension website

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