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You may have all heard by now that “Fall is for Planting”

It’s true! While other parts of the nation are preparing for the cold, wintery months, we have a wonderful Fall climate that allows us to plant most of what we want and not worry about frost damage. Plants are still readily available and the cooler mornings and evenings make it easier for recently planted plants to acclimate and root before the much cooler winter months hit.


Landscape Irrigation
Although our cooler mornings, days, and evenings begin happening in the Fall months, we still have to watch out for those occasional Santa Ana winds and adjust our irrigation accordingly.


If you have a Bermuda grass lawn and you desire a green lawn through the Fall and Winter, it’s time to mow it very low, renovate them, and top seed with annual rye in the next month or two. If you are maintaining a healthy tall fescue blend turf (like Marathon), it's time to switch your fertilizer to a cool season fertilizer that acts with the cooler soil temperature.


It’s still a good time of year to fertilize your garden and landscape plants. Plants will begin slowing down their growth and deciduous trees will begin to turn color and drop leaves. You’ll begin to see Fall vegetables available at your nursery for planting - pumpkin, cabbage, carrots, kale, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower - to name a few.


Indoor Plants
Keep in mind the change with sunlight hours as well as the direction and height of the sun as our days begin to shorten. Be aware of temperatures inside of your house. Perhaps you’ll not be running you’re air conditioning as much (or at all). These factors can affect how often your interior plants need watering.


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