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Main Line Gardens
376 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-644-2300

Heather's Helpful Hint

Fall is an Ideal Time to Plant!
October 14, 2010

Fall is the ideal time to plant all kinds of things including perennials, shade and flowering trees, deciduous shrubs, and evergreen trees and shrubs. Yet more often than not, when it comes to planting many homeowners think only of spring. Changing that strategy will give you a huge jumpstart on next spring and summer.

In the fall warm soil encourages root growth so when spring arrives that growth will continue at a faster rate, while the same plant planted in spring gets a slower start. Then when summer arrives the product planted in fall is much better equipped to deal with the stresses of heat and drought.

Successful fall planting will be enhanced if you do a few things in addition to proper planting. Do not rely totally on rainfall to give your plants adequate water. If we are not getting regular rain (at least one inch per week), be sure to water until the ground freezes. Mulch heavily to protect the root system throughout the winter. When planting broadleaf evergreens such as boxwood and holly, spray in late October or early November with an anti-desiccant such as WiltPruf to reduce the possibility of winter burn.

Many plants are still arriving ready for fall planting so come in to Waterloo Gardens. We are excited to get you started now for a beautiful spring in 2011!

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Read about Main Line Gardens acquiring Waterloo Gardens!

Main Line Gardens is a family-owned business that was established in 1981. More than just a full service garden center and nursery for professional landscaping and hardscaping, Main Line Gardens is an architect of beautiful, functional outdoor living spaces that provide a lifetime of enjoyment. The company's first priority and foremost goal is establishing long-term relationships with its customers by offering exceptional service and the highest quality products. This philosophy has defined its success for over 25 years and will continue for decades to follow. Main Line Gardens' experienced and professional staff takes customers all the way from design through installation, involving them every step of the way in the creation of their own outdoor landscaping paradise. Customers can choose from a full selection of plants, trees, shrubs, mulch and stones from the onsite full service nursery.

Please note that Main Line Gardens is not able to honor Waterloo Gardens gift cards/certificates, item exchanges or returns, broken or damaged items, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.