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  • Writer's picturePeyton Johnson

Fall Planting

Hello to our customers and anyone reading this out of curiosity. This blog is a new thing for me. I've never been a blogger, but here goes.

I want to write briefly about a little project we did last week. The owner of some new apartments in Hartwell asked me if I wanted to landscape the front of the building. It was just covered in boring pine straw to keep the mud down and it did need help! He told me not to go over $2,000 and to look for drought tolerant plants. I went to Head Lee Nursery in Seneca South Carolina and had some fun. It's not every day you can go choose plants FOR somebody. The main drawback was that I had to think "rental" so we couldn't get too crazy on the selection.

I picked small growing loropetalum, small butterfly bushes, black tip fountain grass, abelia, and some pansies to tuck in for the winter. I'll post a few pics below with the plants installed. They won't be super because I struggle to take good photos.

I think many people know this, but in case you didn't, fall is a great time to plant. The cooler temperature means less stress on the plant. It also means less garden hose stress on the human which, in fact, never has to be an issue if you hire us to install drip irrigation.

Anyway back on the road with fall planting. What I think is cool, is that when the air temp drops below the soil temp, the shoots quit growing on top but the roots don't. The underground agents keep working until the soil drops below 40 degrees. So don't lose heart if you want to plant a deciduous plant, that's losing it's leaves.

Thanks for reading, and be sure to check back for future little stories about our jobs and what we have going on. I'll post those pics below of this little job done right at the end of September.

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