I'm a new homeowner and need to replace plants in our lawn in Northern California). Is it okay to plant now or is there a reason to wait for Spring? Is the main difference flowering? Will plants root and survive now?

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    Welcome to the group! It would be great to get additional information so the more details you can share the better answers you will get. For example, are you replacing your lawn with plants? What type of plants are you considering? What are you trying to accomplish with this project?
    – JStorage
    Nov 11, 2016 at 0:52
  • What are the sun/shade conditions in the areas you want to plant? That can make a difference when deciding what to plant and when. Nov 11, 2016 at 21:12

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Provided what you're planting isn't tender and will withstand any frosts you might get, then yes, you can plant now, unless the soil is frozen or waterlogged. On the assumption that you get rain in winter, plants won't get baked too much by the sun before they've had time to put out a good root system, meaning they should be more settled in by next summer. However, if you've had unseasonably cold weather for 3 or 4 weeks, with frost, it may be that the soil is already too cold, so it depends what your weather's been like - optimum planting time for permanent non tender planting is September/October.

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