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.
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.
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.
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.
** 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.
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.
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.