09/29/2016 12:44 EDT

Fall Gardening: What To Plant And When

Pots and planters are essential.

Patio season may be over, but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

Aside from going on majestic hikes, you can boost the beauty of your own backyard by doing some fall gardening.

In the video above, Southern Living shares a simple seasonal growing checklist with tips for what to plant, where to plant them and exactly when to plant everything.

With September coming to an end, you might want to invest in pots and planters that can move inside or outside to extend your plants' life. For plants you plan to leave outdoors, be sure to wrap, mulch and mound them to protect their roots from the elements.

For more tips on protecting your patio and garden essentials in the off-season, check out the slideshow below.

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