23 Oct Which Plants Are Best Suited for the Fall Season?
Best Plants for Fall
When most home and property owners hear “Spring”, they think about planting new greenery and watching their flowers flourish. “Fall” does not have quite the same effect. The Fall season is notoriously known as the time of year in which your plants begin to shrivel and die. However, this is a massive misconception in many areas across the United States. Particularly in the state of Florida, the climate remains so moderate that new greenery can be planted at any time of year as long as you search for the right ones. Our experts at Franks Lawn want to help you determine the Best Plants for Fall.
One thing that many individuals do not know is that the fall is prime time to plant most ornamentals and cool season edibles into the ground. This is due to the fact that the soil is still warm following the summer months and incoming showers can help stimulate deep root growth.
Outdoor Plants for Autumn
With such a wide variety of plants and flowers to choose from, you may be lost as to which best suits your lawn. In order to narrow it down, we have listed some of our top picks for the Best Plants for Fall:
- Mexican Sunflower – The Mexican sunflower can create a beautiful splash of late-season color as long as the hot weather continues into early fall. Vibrant orange or red daisy-like flowers bloom on thick stems and produce leaves covered in bristly fuzz. Stems can reach up to 6 feet tall and need shelter from high winds.
- Natives – Native plants are an excellent choice for natural garden care. They are very low maintenance, tolerating drought once their roots are established and rarely requires fertilizer to thrive. They have the potential of really giving your garden a sense of place.
- Pansies – Fall is the best time to plant pansies because the still-warm soil temperatures give their roots time to establish. By planting in fall, you’ll get two seasons out of these cool-season favorites.
- Turfgrass – Turfgrass is also another favorite for Fall planting. It is the best time to establish new turfgrass and do most lawn chores. In the South, you should avoid fertilizing dormant warm-season grasses unless they have been overseeded with winter ryegrass.
Flowers and Plants for Fall
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