Should you landscape in spring or fall?

The best time to start landscaping and planting trees, shrubs and perennials is in the months of April and May. These spring months will give your plants the opportunity to grow and acclimate during summer and fall. However, the next best time to start gardening is fall. Shrubs and trees planted in the fall will establish strong root systems by the time spring comes.

Perennials will bloom and be ready to sprout. Fall is also the best time of year to divide perennials and replant them, although it's not recommended for any perennial plant that is in full bloom. If you really want to prepare for a successful spring landscape, October is a great month to take care of some last-minute tasks. Doing this work in your flower garden will help promote the health of your plants and bulbs during the winter, as well as keeping your beds looking flawless during the holiday season.

Spring is popular for planting larger trees, shrubs, and perennials. Timing is everything, especially when it comes to keeping your gardening top-notch. For example, fall is a good time to plant trees, but a bad time to prune certain shrubs. Don't wait until spring to discover that maintaining your garden in the fall caused more harm than good.

Read on to learn what not to do in the garden this fall. Traveling during the summer can leave new plantations to wilt, so you'll need to consider taking extra care of your new landscape. While every garden has four seasons and everything except the cold of winter invites us to do some digging, there are definitely better times for a complete remodeling of the landscape. While all of that may seem like a reshaping of the landscape, it usually works with existing plantations rather than a complete remodel.

In addition to preparing the garden for winter, fall is an excellent time to redo landscaping, according to the USDA plant hardiness zone. Even if you live in a temperate climate, there's a good chance that redoing your winter gardening isn't on your list of winter activities. Since the beginning of autumn lends itself to colder temperatures and lower humidity, it is the most favorable and comfortable time of year to embark on a gardening project. Plant in the fall and your plants will be well on their way to having an established root system in spring, which will result in a healthier, more lush landscape.

If you want to move or divide any of these warm-season grasses, wait until spring so they have plenty of time to settle. If you're determined to plant in spring, be sure to do so when morning temperatures aren't expected to drop below 45 to 50 degrees. It's important to understand how and when to take care of your home garden to ensure that the fruits of your labor are successful and don't result in a bunch of brown, saggy foliage. That said, most homeowners are likely to find that the best time of year to redo their gardening is probably the time when they have the budget and their landscaper has the time.

But those weeds persist, determined to overcome the cold and return in spring.

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