Tis' the season for the leaves to start changing colors and falling off trees. After you have harvested your summer crops and your flowers start to fade away it must be fall. When fall comes it's the perfect time to start doing some planting. The Home Depot's Joe Autry and Scott Krueger say the nice cool weather will help the roots establish themselves quicker.
It's not too late for a floral display in your yard. Mums are a great sign that the fall is upon us. They come in many different colors that can brighten up the front of a house or be used in a nice pot arrangement. Some mums will come back every year while others will just last till the first frost. Depending on what you plant will determine the outcome for the next year.
The fall is a great time to get your bulbs in the ground. Bulbs will thrive in fall soil when the temperature of the soil is around 55 degrees. Wait for the nightly temperature to be around 50 degrees for a week or two before you start to plant them. You want to make sure that the soil is nice and dry before you plant them. This will help the bulb from rotting in moist soil or catching any mildew on them. Once you get your bulbs planted it would be a good idea to water them. You do not have to go crazy when watering, just enough for them to get wet. There are a wide variety of flowers that come from bulbs. Most bulbs sold at your local store are all native to the area you will be planting them in.
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