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Find Out Why Fall is the Perfect Time for Planting

Let Bennett Nurseries help jump-start your garden this Fall!

Have you been planting vegetables in your garden each year? If so, why not take the next step and go with some permanent fruits and berries in your yard?

Here in Alabama, apples, peaches, pears & plums all grow well and make for a great addition to any garden.

If you’re tight on space and don’t have the room to plant a fruit tree, go with berries or vines – something like blackberries or blueberries or even kiwis. These fruits take up less space and are just as delicious.

And remember to check for special pollination requirements when choosing your fruits. Some fruits are self-pollinating, meaning you only need one tree. Others, such as apples and pears, need two different trees before they will set fruit.

Lastly, be patient! Unlike seasonal gardening, your fruits could take between 1-3 years before they’ll produce fruit. But after that, you’ll have fruit for many years to come.

And you can plant any time of the year, but did you know that fall is the best time of year for both you and your plants?

For new plants, it’s all about root development. Even though with fall comes milder temperatures, the warm ground still allows roots to continue to grow. Another perk of the season? Fall brings more rain, so extra watering on your part may not be needed.

Plants do go dormant for the winter. And as they do, they’ll begin to focus less on foliage and flowers and more on growing out their roots, which will help them for the upcoming season.

For your new plants, the real enemy is their first summer. Planting in the fall allows ample time for their roots to develop which will help your plants stay healthy during the warm summer months.

At Bennett Nurseries, you’ll always find a warm, welcoming family atmosphere with knowledgeable employees who love to answer questions and help you achieve your ideal landscape. So grab a Coke at the front door and stroll through the hidden gardens at Bennett Nurseries.