Fall planting guide

From dramatic seasonal containers to gorgeous autumn grasses, here's everything you need to plant this season

11 essential fall planting tips

Get it right in your yard this season by using these rules to grow by

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Spread mulch
Photo by Rob D. Brodman

Spread mulch

To prevent weeds and help retain moisture, lay 2 to 3 inches of mulch (such as fine bark) over the soil around plants. Avoid piling it against trunks, crowns, or stems, as that can cause rot.

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