Fall is an excellent time to take advantage of cooler temperatures and moist soil. Here is a fall planting guide for your Virginia home.
Fall provides an ideal window for planting in Virginia due to the cooler air temperatures and moist soil still holding onto summer warmth. Fall planting gives plants time to establish roots before winter sets in and prepares plants for a robust growing season in the spring. Here are some of the best plants to consider planting during the fall in Virginia.
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Best plants to plant during the fall
Fall is not the season most of us think of when we think about planting, but fall planting is a secret to a lush landscape in the spring. Fall is excellent for bulbs, cool-season flowers and vegetables, and perennials. Here are some of our favorites for their hardiness and the pop of color and texture they offer your home landscape.
Mums are classic fall favorite perennials, available in a variety of colors. They add vibrant splashes of color to gardens and containers, providing a beautiful transition from summer to fall.
Pansies are hardy annuals that bloom well into the fall and even survive mild winters. They come in various colors and add charm to borders, containers, and window boxes.
Asters are perennial flowers that bloom in late summer and fall, offering a profusion of daisy-like flowers in shades of blue, purple, pink, and white. They attract pollinators like butterflies and bees to your garden.
Many ornamental grasses thrive in the fall, adding texture and movement to your landscape. Switchgrass, maiden grass, and fountain grass are great options for Virginia gardens.
In addition to flowers, fall is an excellent time to plant cool-season vegetables in Virginia. For a tasty and nutritious fall harvest, consider planting crops like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, lettuce, spinach, and Brussels sprouts.
Fall is the perfect time to plant spring-blooming perennial bulbs such as daffodils and hyacinths. Planting these bulbs in the fall allows them to go through a period of dormancy, which is necessary for the emergence of beautiful flowers in the spring.
Witch hazel is a lovely perennial shrub or small tree that offers fragrant, spidery flowers in shades of yellow, orange, and red during the fall and winter.
Hostas are shade-loving perennials known for their attractive foliage. They come in a range of leaf shapes and colors, adding texture and interest to shaded areas of your garden.
Baptisia, also known as false indigo, is a hardy perennial that produces tall spikes of pea-like flowers in shades of blue, purple, and white. It is a long-lived perennial that adds a vertical element to the garden.
Connect with a trusted fall planting service
Fall planting is guaranteed to set your garden up for success in the next year. Consult with our team of professionals to plan the best design and incorporate the right blooms for your space. Selecting suitable plants for your area will ensure you enjoy year-round beauty with minimal maintenance. Our professional team is here to provide unmatched results at a fair price. Give Epling Landscaping and Lawn Service Inc. a call. We’re sure you’ll be amazed at the transformation.