In October, we aim to finish all fall planting and transplanting by the end of the month. With warm soil temperatures, this is an ideal time to plant or transplant, as roots will readily establish given cooler nights and (hopefully) more frequent rain.
We’ll wait until leaves are about to drop before transplanting shrubs and small trees. Perennials are being divided and re-set now.
Bulbs are an exception to these practices as they arrive in a dormant state. We’ll plant bulbs between Columbus Day and Veteran’s Day so that they have time to root well before winter.
Our recommended watering instructions for fall are here. Please let us know if the emergency watering service can help you piece in where town watering bans may not allow you to water.