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Fall Time is Planting Time in San Diego

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 5 October , 2016

Now that we’ve settled into Fall, most San Diego residents know its planting time. The cooler air mixing with the warmer soil combine to make for ideal conditions for working in the dirt.

Tweak Your Irrigation Schedule

At this time of year, plants are going to need less water. Actually, while you’re watering, you’ll need to do it just as long, just not as frequently as you did during summer.

If you don’t have a smart irrigation controller, the City of San Diego has a fantastic rebate program going on right now.

What to Plant

There are over 5,500 native plant species in California, but if you’re having trouble deciding, here’s a general guide for what does particularly well this time of year.

  • Deciduous fruit trees.
    Our location is ideal for a host of fruit trees, including oranges, lemons, limes, peaches, nectarines, figs, avocados and others.

Before you plant, it’s crucial that you understand a particular plant’s individual needs. Also, plan on supporting them with stakes or other forms of support for a bit of time until they take root and become stronger.

  • Plant shrubbery, vines, perennials and more.
    Fall is a fantastic time for planting shrubbery and ground cover. Wood shrubs tend to do better than exotic varieties, which can be rather delicate. It’s critical that you plant separate shrubs with enough distance from your foundation and between the plants themselves to avoid overcrowding.

** When you’re planting trees and shrubbery, it’s important to dig the hole as deep as the container is tall and just a bit wider. Before putting the plant in, fill the hole with water and then let it drain. After the plant is placed in the hold, remove any air pockets by filling in the gaps with soil.

In the garden, it’s out with the old.

Take a walk through your garden, and pull out any old plants that are dead or dying. All of those dead plants and dead fruit will make for excellent compost.

As for what to plant in the garden during Fall months, think cool-season veggies, like beets, carrots, cilantro, beans, peas and others.

Need Landscaping and Garden Help This Fall? Call Juniper Landscape Company

If it grows, we love it. If you’re not quite sure what to plant this fall or if you’re stumped for ideas on how to refurb your landscaping, we’re here to help.

Call the Juniper Landscape Company at 619-334-9464.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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