The summer season is flying by and fall is fast approaching. Most of us do not think of fall as the ideal season to redesign our yards and gardens but it is the perfect season to landscape! Now is the time to plan for it. You have what you love about your yard and what you want to change fresh in your mind. Now is the time to act! 

1. Timing Is Everything

Spring and summer landscaping can offer mixed results. Plants are subjected to an array of weather, from unexpected temperature drops to hot sun to heavy rainfall. It is hard to know what your yard will like by the end of the year. Since the climate is milder in the fall, new plants will look relatively the same throughout the year, making it the perfect time to get an idea of how your landscape design will look year-round.

2. Mild Conditions Make for Happy Plants

We love a perfect fall day. So do our plants!  When it is not too hot or cold, plants can relax. Once it starts getting cooler, plants finish their growing cycle and get ready to hibernate. Fall landscaping can help your plants replenish after their growing season and keep them healthy throughout the winter. Once spring rolls around, they will have plenty of resources stored up to thrive.

3. You Will Have Less Maintenance

Spring landscaping can be a challenge. Unpredictable conditions can shock your plants. If your plants survive this tricky period, they will start to grow at a rapid pace. They will require mulching, pruning, watering, and other care. Plants slow down and recharge in the fall after their busy growing season and need minimal supervision.

4. New Plants Are More Likely to Survive

You have a better chance of protecting your investment! Plants slow down their growth during the fall and are less likely to experience shock during the transplanting process. Even with the best care, shock can be powerful enough to kill all types of plants and trees. The best way to ensure your new plants stay comfortable is to plant them during the fall when they are at their strongest.

5. Fall Planting Leads to Spring Beauty

The reason why fall is the best time to do landscaping is because your plants will have time to prepare for a productive growing season in spring. Transplanting during the spring means your plants will have to devote more energy to getting acclimated and surviving. If they can get comfortable during the fall, 100% of their energy can go toward growing in the spring.

6. Strong Roots Mean Longer Plant Life

A lot of good things can happen underground. The best way to ensure your plants can live long, happy lives is to plant new ones during the fall.  As a plant’s roots get thicker and their network expands, they become much stronger. An extensive root network allows plants to suck up more nutrients and survive harsher conditions. This slower growing period will give them more time to focus on developing their roots and acclimating to their new home.

7. Fall Weather Equals Enjoyment!

No matter what landscaping jobs you decide to do during the fall, your efforts are sure to pay off.  You will be able to relax outside and enjoy the beauty of your new surroundings. You will be able to visualize what your new plants will look like in the spring and summer. Fall weather means It is the perfect time to invite friends over for dinner under the stars or a gathering around a bonfire.

Contact the landscaping experts at Patera Landscaping now to plan the perfect fall!