Most people probably think of planting things during the typical growing season of Spring, but did you know that there are some plants, shrubs, and trees that can add beauty and character to your yard in the Fall, too? The only trick you need to know is which particular plants to pick that will provide you with quite the treat throughout the drab-looking winter and the upcoming new year.
One way to treat yourself when you are deciding which plants to purchase is to look for the end-of-season sales. Towards the end of the summer and into the fall, many garden-supply stores will have sales, as they make room for things like Christmas cacti, Christmas trees, and poinsettias. You can pick up some great deals on things like perennials, which can have a long-growing life especially in the southern areas like Alabama, where the temperatures never really get too cold. It is also a great time to buy bulbs, shrubs, and fruit trees.
Fruit and nut trees can be especially good to plant now, before the temperatures do take a little dip. Planting now will give the trees some time to develop a root system, and they will be ready to really bloom in the coming spring. Some examples of trees that are good choices are pecan trees, peach trees, apple trees, and walnut trees.