Why is fall a great time to plant? Autumn offers cool temperatures, short bright days, and dependable rainfall. Plant growth is starting to slow. Therefore plants are primed to focus on root establishment. Root growth is important before going into winter. When you plant in fall, you get a head start on spring growth. In other words, your new plants will be established in time for spring so you won’t miss out on any spring blooms or growth like you can when planting in spring. Read this Fall Planting Guide to learn how to plant in fall, what to plant in fall, and more.