It’s Time to Start Thinking About Fall Planting

Fall Planting

Now is the time to start thinking about your Fall planting projects!

Mid-August is the best time to start thinking about fall planting! Whether you’re new to native plants or you have maintained a garden for several years, it’s important to plan your planting strategy before the season changes. The warm soil temperatures create an ideal environment for root development, but trees, shrubs, and perennials need help in their early stages. Discover how you can plan for fall with tips from American Native Plants!

Order Plants and Seedlings 

Determine the plant varietals you want to incorporate into your garden or landscape this fall. If you’re unsure, talk to one of the specialists at American Native Plants. They can help you select plants best suited for your particular region and property. Order native plants from American Native Plants as soon as possible! You can visit the American Native Plants nursery, or shop online! 

Watch the Weather

The seasons do not always change consistently. The temperature may start to drop in early September only to be followed by an immediate heatwave!  When it comes to fall planting, it’s important to keep an eye on the weather. Wait until the temperatures have cooled consistently to plant, and choose days with low humidity. Experts recommend that gardeners plant their fall natives on an overcast day to minimize any scorching from the sun. 

Gather Your Materials 

You want to be prepared for that first fall planting day when it finally comes! If you don’t already, gather all of the necessary materials. Purchase a set of gloves, dust off the old trowel, and pull your mud boots out of storage. Do your research to ensure that you have everything you need before you start planting. Consider the other hardgoods you may need for your project, such as mulch discs or tree shelters. 

Harvest Vegetables 

If you maintained a summer vegetable garden, now is a good time to start planning for the fall harvest! Harvesting the summer vegetables allows gardeners to plant other varietals. Take this time to tend to your vegetable garden to ensure that it’s prepared for new growth come spring! 


Whether you’re looking to build a rain garden or beautify your property, American Native Plants can provide you with the right plants for the job. With an inventory of over 400,000 native trees, native shrubs, and herbaceous plants consider American Native Plants, your one-stop shop for wholesale native plant needs.

Our nursery, conveniently located in Middle River, Maryland, is open year-round to accommodate your native plant needs. We are constantly updating and increasing our inventory to meet the demands of our customers.

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