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Why Fall Is The Best Time To Plant!

Posted by Kyle Shipp on 9/24/19 8:13 AM

Fall Planting Is Here!


As the rest of the country gets ready for a long cold winter, we get to start enjoying some of our most beautiful, mildest weather of the year. Now that summer is fading into the background weather conditions become ideal for trees and plants to establish their new roots and gather sunlight to create optimum growth. Since the long summer has just ended and our soil doesn’t freeze through, planting trees now gives them the absolute maximum amount of time to get growing and establish a strong root system before the next summer arrives!

Nearly all varieties of trees and palms grow quite a bit during the fall and winter season. Not only is it a great time to plant, but by doing so, you will be ahead of the game once spring comes. Even for fruit trees, planting in the fall practically ensures a better first crop next spring, since the trees will be established by then and can focus energy on production, instead of recovering from being planted. Since the fall season is a big growing season for us, it is also a crucial time to fertilize all trees and palms. Our custom Moon Valley Nurseries brand fertilizers and nutrients are designed for our local growing conditions and engineered to be applied all year round. Get in as soon as you can and talk with one of our nursery experts to select the best trees, palms, plants, fertilizers and more for this fall season!


Red Oak

Now is a great time to plant all oaks but in particular, the Red or Shumard oak is perfect for fall planting because it gives a rich, red fall foliage display while making it’s curtain call for the year. By planting in the fall, you get this show in your yard plus the tree is established and ready to erupt with new growth in the spring!



Japanese Blueberry

Though this amazing tree stays green all year, by planting in the fall, you ensure the best root growth possible by the time next summer rolls around. If you’re looking at this option, don’t miss a step and take advantage of the fall planting season.



All Fruit Varieties

When planted in fall, all fruit, especially deciduous types, benefit from utilizing the fall season to go through a transplant and get their bearings so that all of their strength is dedicated to fruit production come springtime.



Live Oak

As one of the most popular trees here, the Live Oak thrives when planed in the fall. Container grown oaks can be planted at any time of year, but to get the most out of the first four-season, start in the fall.



Crape Myrtle

As the blooming season is coming to an end and you’ve admired the colorful crape myrtles all summer, it’s time to make one your own! Plant in the fall so your new crape myrtle is ready to burst with growth and explode with color in the upcoming spring.



Topics: Fall Tips