Fall is for Planting!   2 comments

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It’s that time of year again. Summer is waning and there is a bit of a nip in the air. While we here in the high country hope for a long ‘Indian Summer’, you just never know what the weather in Truckee/Tahoe will bring – or when.

The local plant nurseries are winding down for the season, and the majority will close completely until next spring. That’s good news for locals and second home owners alike, as it means deep discounts, parking lot sales and special deals on perennials, shrubs and trees. The timing is perfect for adding to your landscaping and outdoor curb appeal. Planting in the fall gives plants a chance to establish root systems in their new surroundings before winter’s snowfall and the plants go dormant. (Planting in the spring can sometimes send a plant into shock just when they’re about to start their new growth spurts or set blooms for the season.)

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And who doesn’t love adding some fall color before the snow flies? Colorful, golden mums and flowering kale make wonderful fall bedding displays and are resistant to the seasons chillier weather. Adding some pumpkins, corn stalks and creative scarecrows to the mix can make for some stunning front door displays.

Once you have your new shrubs and trees in the ground, fertilize to give them a head start on next springs growth, make sure to mulch around them to protect their roots from a hard freeze, and DO twine up the branches to keep winters heavy snows from breaking them. Come spring, you’re sure to have a happy plant that’s ready to burst forth into the season in all its glory.

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2 responses to “Fall is for Planting!

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  1. I have to ask this, as I ask it alot, is there anyway we can skip winter and go right into spring? lol

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