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4 fall planting projects that will give your landscape a jump start on spring

Fall flowerbed with black-eyed Susans, mums, and hydrangeas

When we think of adding new plants to our gardens, we generally think of spring—but fall planting comes with a lot of great benefits! In this post, we’ll be looking at four planting projects you can take on this fall that will make spring in your outdoor space even more enjoyable. Let’s dig in!

Fall planting flowers in Harbor Springs

Improve curb appeal

Curb appeal is an important element when it comes time to sell a home—but it’s also important for welcoming you home every day! Good landscaping around your home creates an inviting environment for you and your guests, and fall is a great time to freshen up your curb appeal with some new plantings. For expert tips from our designers on how they tackle curb appeal, check out our previous blog post.

Add new garden beds

If you’re anything like us, you’re always on the lookout for places where you could plant more flowers. If your garden beds are getting a little crowded, then fall is a great time to start a new one! If you’ve been gardening for a few years, then it’s likely that you have some plants that would benefit from division—or maybe you’ve got some flowers that would prefer a location that offers different growing conditions, like more sun or consistently moist soil. In those cases, you’ve got perfect reasons to take on one of our favorite fall planting projects by creating a new garden bed in a new part of your yard.

Plant trees and shrubs

If your space needs a little more structure, trees and shrubs are the way to go—and fall planting is a great way to get them in your yard! Trees and shrubs are the backbone of landscape plantings, creating year-round interest. Not sure which trees or shrubs will create the most impact in your space? We’ve collected a list of trees and shrubs with incredible autumn color sure to inspire your fall planting project.

Landscape Enhancement fence and evergreens

Include fall-planted bulbs

No spring garden is complete without daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips—but fall is when all those bulbs actually go in the ground! Whether you’re creating a new flowerbed, upping your curb appeal, or even planting some new trees or shrubs, don’t forget to add some spring bulbs to bring more fun and color to your space once the snow starts to melt.

Set yourself up for fall planting success

Many of the same principles we use in spring planting apply to fall planting—amending your soil with organic material, digging a hole slightly wider than the pot the plant comes in, watering well, and mulching your new plantings. Following these steps will give your plants the best chance of not just surviving through the winter, but thriving in the year to come.

We love fall planting, but we understand that it’s not for everyone! If you’ve got a fall planting project in mind, but would rather let someone else do the heavy lifting, contact our team today to see how Drost can help. We look forward to hearing from you!