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

In your garden: Improve your soil
Photo by Thomas J. Story

In your garden: Improve your soil

First, dig up the existing garden soil to a depth of about 10 inches, breaking up clods and removing stones as you go. Then (unless you’re planting trees or natives) spread 4 to 6 inches of compost over the area and dig it in. Rake the soil until it’s level and smooth.

 

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