Fall planting: what's good to plant, what's not


POSTED: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 4:24pm

UPDATED: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 4:27pm

Now that the weather is finally starting to cool down a little, it's a great time to work on the landscape of your yard.

James Wilhite of Wilhite Landscaping & Lawn Care says fall planting allows root systems to become established before the onslaught of next summer's heat.

He says most woody plants, shrubs, trees and many perennials do well in the fall and winter months.

"The evening temperatures are great for the plants, the days are not so hot that it puts them under stress, so they are able to establish well, put out a great root system," he said.

Wilhite says to hold off on planting certain things until the spring, including early annuals, summer annuals and tender perennials.

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