Fun with Fall Planting

fall planting

The question is: why put off tomorrow what you can plant today? As the cooler weather approaches, it’s a great time to begin your fall planting. Joe’s Market Basket can help in your fall planting endeavors. Just stop by one of our five locations to find out what we have to offer. Here are some handy tips for planting this fall season, and which types of plants do best.

Why plant in the fall? The soil is warm and the air is cooler, making it a perfect time for establishing new plants in your landscaping. For those of us with a green thumb, it’s also an enjoyable time to work outside. There is plenty of time left in the season to enjoy outdoor spaces, surrounding yourself with friends, family and beautiful fall foliage.

Fall is also a great time to get your soil ready for planting next season. Soil, the foundation for all healthy plants, is important to cultivate so you have years of beautiful, healthy plants and also productive gardens. Other benefits for planting in fall include fewer pests and winter soil is consistently moist in general, allowing for good seed germination.

By choosing the right plants and vegetables for your garden, you’ll definitely have fall planting success! There are many shrubs that provide fall color and some of our favorites include maple, viburnum, spirea, and types of hydrangeas. When planting, you can also break up your landscaping projects and plant half of the trees and shrubs this fall, and the other half in the spring, filling in the landscape with annuals and perennials next year.

There are many options when planting for fall, so don’t delay and visit one of our local Joe’s Market Baskets for more information. We are conveniently located in Edwardsville, Godfrey, Troy, O’Fallon, and St. Peters, Missouri. You can also visit our website’s Garden page It’s a perfect time for pumpkin patches, bonfires, and fall gardening!

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