Fall is here! It’s time to get some plants in the ground now, so that in spring you’ll be surrounded life and color!
Autumn is the right time to get peonies into the ground. It’s the season when specialty peony nurseries ship bareroot peonies, so the greatest selection is available. Remember when planting bareroot peonies to keep them shallow—2 inches deep is best.
Dress chilly days and frosty nights with colorful annuals that thrive when temperatures dip. Cool-weather bloomers include pansy, viola, sweet alyssum, flowering stock, calendula and lobelia. For colorful leaves that look great even in light snows, plant flowering kale and cabbage.
Cool-season grass thrives in fall, whether you’re planting seed or sod. Cool-season grasses include fine fescues (red, chewings, hard, tall), Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass and bentgrass. Fall is the right time to overseed cool-season lawns to thicken turf.
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