Now for Healthy Plants Next Summer
Autumn is one of the best times to plant trees, shrubs and perennials.
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 rains return, you
can take advantage of “ free ” water instead
of using your hose.
the Right Plant for the Right Place
Swansons Nursery partners with the Saving
Water Partnership to give you ideas for fall planting.
the right plant in the right place. A plant whose cultural needs
are not met -- for sun or shade, moist or dry soil conditions,
soil types, drainage, wind, etc., will never
thrive. Unhealthy plants are generally more susceptible to pest
and disease problems.
Planning a great garden starts on paper. Map your yard, identifying
the site conditions mentioned above. As you consider plants
and their placement, take into account the mature size of the
plants so you won’t overcrowd them, to avoid ongoing pruning
and shaping. Also remember, that all plants need regular watering
until they are established, from one to three years.
By using the right plant in the right place, in combination
with good soil preparation and mulching practices, your landscape
should need relatively little supplemental watering after establishment.
Actual watering needs will depend on specific site conditions
and plants used. Join us for special educational seminars sponsored
by the Saving Water Partnership through out the year.
• Download the “Right
Plant, Right Place” factsheet to understand
what your garden can offer new plants.
• Read The
Savvy Gardener e-newsletter to learn more about creating
a resilient garden. (produced by The Saving Water Partnership.)