Planting flowers isn’t just a spring activity. There are plenty of things you can plant in the fall – cool-season vegetables, perennials, trees, and shrubs. Plus, there are a number of benefits to planting in the fall. The cooler temperature is easier on both you and the plants as well as the soil. In the fall, the soil is still warm, allowing roots to grow until the ground freezes (which, in Georgia, isn’t for a while).
Bring some sunshine and color to your lawn this fall with these perennial flowers and plants:
- Perennial Sunflower – Thanks to the weather in the south, we can enjoy sunflowers well into the fall. Make sure to plant them in full sunshine where they will thrive.
- Mums – These are classic and scream colors of autumn – orange, gold, bronze, etc.
- Goldenrod – These flowers will grow back each year, and even attract butterflies.
- Pansies – One of the most versatile flowers that can even bounce back after a light frost, making them the perfect option for southerners. By planting them in the fall, you’ll get to enjoy them for two seasons.
Any fall-planted perennials should be carefully watered until the ground freezes to keep their roots healthy and strong. Don’t overwater, but make sure the plants get at least 1 inch of water one time per week.
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