You may think the only season for growing flowers is spring, but think again! With the hot summer months starting to fade away, fall is an excellent time of year to think about planting flowers, trees and shrubs.
At times, the benefits of planting in the fall outweigh those in the spring. For example, while the soil temperatures are still warm, the cool weather is more tolerable for plants. Fall also experiences on average, less rain than spring. Furthermore, pests and diseases are less prevalent in the fall.
What should you plant?
Whether you are planting bulbs in preparation for spring flowers, or installing a row of mums, there are many types of flowers, trees and shrubs that can flourish during the fall planting season. Here are three flowers, trees and shrubs that you should consider planting.
Hostas - Hostas come in a variety of colors and can bloom anytime from June to October.
Peonies - These beautiful plants don’t need a ton of TLC. Plant them in the fall so they are ready for spring!
Bulbs - Consider grabbing several different types of bulbs and planting them this fall. Daffodils and Tulips are personal favorites.
Care for your investment
As you put time and effort into purchasing and installing flowers, trees and shrubs this fall, consider safeguarding your investment with a tree and shrub or flower health care program. A plant health care program for trees and shrubs or flowers consists of providing optimal fertilizers, plant probiotics as well as disease and insect care. For more information on Vivid Lawn's tree and shrub or flower care program, visit: www.vividlawn.com.