Fall is for Planting
Be water-wise and renovate your landscape in the fall. At Maymont, we abide by this motto and complete our landscape renovation projects in the fall to save on watering the next summer.
With the cooler air temperatures come cooler soil temperatures. The soil then retains more soil moisture enabling consistent root growth. Since the ground does not freeze in Central Virginia, roots of shrubs and trees will grow through the winter months giving the plant time to become more established. This in turn means plants will require less irrigation next summer.
For guidance visit your local garden center or green industry professional website such as the Virginia Society of Landscape Designers or the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association. For a listing of local professional nurserymen and garden centers visit cvnla.org and pnla.org.
Be sure to catch the September 24th episode of Virginia Home Grown (8:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS) for our next “Tip From Maymont” segment featuring more on “Fall is for Planting.”