If you’re thinking of adding a backyard garden to your home in DC Ranch, fall is the best time to do it. Consider these tips on the flowers, vegetables and herbs that are ideal for planting in the fall.
The benefits of planting a backyard garden in the fall
One of the reasons that fall is a great time to plant a backyard garden in Arizona is that temperatures are finally cooling off and the weather is a lot more predictable. Plus, if you plant shortly after monsoon season ends, the air and soil are more moist than they were before the monsoon season.
Another benefit of planting a backyard garden in the fall is that your plants will have some time for their roots to grow and thrive before the extreme summer weather hits. In Arizona, the mild temperatures allows most gardens to grow and thrive throughout the winter months. As a result, planting your backyard garden in the fall ensures that your plants are tough enough to survive the high temperatures that come with summer.
What to plant this fall
The best months to plant many types of popular flowers – whether from seeds or from pots – is September and October. Some of the flowers that do well in Arizona include:
- Sweet pea
Like flowers, certain vegetables do better than others when planted in the fall, such as:
Imagine having these fresh vegetables ready to throw in a salad or a side dish all winter long, all without leaving your home! That’s just one of the benefits of planting a backyard garden in the fall.
You can spice things up in your DC Ranch kitchen by planting these herbs this fall:
As you prepare your backyard garden this fall, just be sure your plants are in an area that gets plenty of air circulation and some sun for about half the day. And if you need some inspiration for your backyard garden, check out the beautiful Community Garden at DC Ranch’s Copper Ridge School.
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