Fall is an excellent time for planting. Trees and shrubs benefit enormously from planting during this month. Plants are beginning to become dormant thus eliminating shock of transplanting that can take place when the plants are growing. The moist morning dews in autumn will aid the plants transition into the garden. Cooler temperatures, yet warm soil temperatures stimulate root growth and allows the plants to establish themselves before winter.
Any good garden soil is advised for fall bulb planting, providing it has good drainage. Flower beds should be 4 to 6 inches higher than your lawn. Good drainage is most important. Plant Tulips and other fall bulbs when the ground is cold (48 to 60 degrees) for best results. This occurs after the first killing frost, usually early October. Don't plant in hot weather. Before the snow and cold weather cover with hay, straw or leaves to protect bulbs from freezing. About 4 inches.