As fall weather takes hold, you need to change your gardening practices to get your landscape ready for the season ahead. Start your work about six weeks before the first hard freeze.
But in the fall, because of changes in the length of daylight and changes in temperature, the leaves stop their food-making process. The chlorophyll breaks down, the green color disappears, and the yellow to orange colors become visible and give the leaves part of their fall splendor.
“They may relate to joyful experiences with friends and family and provide something to look forward to,” she adds — things like fall holidays, back-to-school season, or seasonal treats. … When the temperature outside is lower, people reach for experiences that make them feel closer to others (think, cuffing season).