Top Fall Landscaping Tips

Autumn is the perfect time to assess your landscaping needs and fill any gaps that exist. Here are the top fall gardening tips from gardening experts at First Editions® Plants:

- Take inventory: Decide what, and where, your landscape is lacking and plug the gaps now. Depending on plant type and local climate, you’ll be able to enjoy a full, bursting garden as early as next spring.

- Multi-season interest: Consider adding plants that offer color for more than one season. Examples include First Editions® Tiger Eyes® Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac with chartreuse leaves in summer changing to stunning yellow, orange and scarlet in fall, and First Editions® Standing Ovation® Serviceberry with sweet white flowers in spring .

- Attention to temperature: Different plants react in varied ways to temperature swings, so minding your region’s weather patterns is a must. Bailey Nurseries’ plant tags and the U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zone map show gardeners how to adjust to their particular climate.

- Look long-term: Achieving the ideal landscape doesn’t happen overnight. Establish a vision for what you want your garden to look like, then understand that many trees and shrubs take several years to reach mature size. The results last much longer and are well worth the wait.