Fall is the perfect time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials!
The ground is warm and much softer than frozen, spring soil. Your plant material will also be less likely to experience heat stress if you plant now rather than in the summer.
The summer heat causes plants to dry out in more ways than one. Apart from needing more water due to evaporation, plants experience transpiration. Transpiration is how trees sweat by releasing vapor through their leaves. Always keep an eye on the weather...
The best time to buy mums is now before they are in full bloom so you can enjoy them for a longer period of time.
Mums like regular conditions. They will not thrive in conditions that experience vast changes in temperature. Mums do best outside in full sun. Use your hand to check the soil every day. If the top inch of the soil is dry, water your mums and let the water drain out the bottom of the pot. If you have a saucer that catches the drained water, make sure to dump the excess water...
The summer heat has died down. Planting trees and shrubs in the middle of the summer is typically not the best time because you run the risk of your plant material experiencing heat stress. Cooler temperatures also means that you don't have to plant in hot temperatures! Win, win!
The moisture we have been getting combined with the warm temperatures means the ground is soft for planting which lessens your planting labor!
Now is the perfect time to plant your second set of cool crop veggies!In Colorado, planting your cool crops in the fall can work out even better than planting them in the spring because the ground is already thawed and warm which quickens the germination process. If we happen to get a frost before you harvest your second round of veggies, go ahead and cover them with frost cloth. You don't want the cloth to touch the plants at all. You can use a trash can, for example, to create a tenting structure.