The official arrival of Autumn ’22 is now less than three weeks away. Maybe you’ve noticed that the leaves on the trees have begun to change colors. This is due to a decrease in daylight, says Keith Mickler, UGA Extension agent for Floyd County, who adds that this is a great time of year for planting.
Before you plant a thing, reach out to the UGA Extension office to get a soil test, urges Mickler; the cost is $9. For additional information, call (706) 295-6210.
This is also an ideal time to make your plans to go leaf peeping this Autumn at Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. Leaf Watch ’22 will be rolled out at the beginning of October at www.gastateparks.org, says Kim Hatcher, Public Affairs Coordinator, who encourages park visitors to share their photos!
The peak of Autumn color typically occurs in Georgia around late October to early November.
Astronomical Autumn officially begins on September 22nd. Meteorological Autumn began on September 1st.