Swansons Nursery :: Seattle's Favorite Garden Center - Helping Seattle gardeners since 1924
Swansons Nursery - Since 1924
Fall planting gives your plants a head start for spring

Fall Planting for Healthy Plants Next Summer

Autumn is one of the best times to plant trees, shrubs and perennials. Fall planting gives your plants a head start for spring. Cooler air and warm soil help plants develop strong roots ahead of our dry summers. Healthy roots make for more drought-tolerant, disease-resistant plants. Plus, when the fall rains return, you can take advantage of ‘free’ water instead of using your hose. In the meantime, regular deep waterings will assure them to be off to a healthy start! . September to early October is also the optimal time to be seeding lawns or covercrops in your garden.

 

Helpful Care Sheets:
Plant Availability Calendar
How to Plant Trees & Shrubs