Sparkle & Smile

Blog for Cleaner and Healthier Homes

Healthy Home

Planting During Fall Months

Did you know that the fall months are the perfect time to plant?  I know it sounds crazy but it’s true!

I remember learning about this last year from a local farmer.  He told me that the ideal time to plant is about six weeks before the first real frost.  For us New Yorkers, six weeks before the frost is September or October.

Why is September and October the best time to plant?  Because the warm soil in the fall encourages roots to grow right through winter until the ground freezes.  When spring arrives, the roots start growing at a faster rate, or in some cases, they start new growth.

So, if you think about it, a plant that is planted in the spring tends to grow slower because of the cooler soil.  Meanwhile, the fall plant has a well-established root system which will help the plant deal with the summertime heat and drought.

Do you know why I like to plant in the fall?  Most plants are on sale at the nurseries..and I love bargains!  Also the cooler air fights off pests, which means less disease problems for the plants.  Rainfall at this time also helps hydrate my plants.

I have been planting for a week now and I am almost done!  Try fall planting and let me know how you like it!  Have fun!



Additional Articles You might Like

View More

Holiday House Cleaning Services

blog recent img 1
link post
Healthy Soul

5 Helpful Tips for Handling Parenting Stress During Coronavirus — Seemingly overnight, life as we knew it changed with the pandemic. Where we were once shuttling the kids to school[…]

blog recent img 2
link post
Green Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Green Cleaning Tips for Your Pet’s Bowls & Toys — Your pet’s bowls and toys are probably not on your regular cleaning list, but they should be. Pet bowls, both[…]

blog recent img 3
link post

Subscribe for
the latest tips, tricks and green tech news.