Fall Gardening Guide
Fall is a great time to winterize your home and prepare for winter.
However, you may put off gardening tasks because of all the other work that needs to be done around your home.
Believe it or not, it doesn't take that much time to winterize your garden. In addition, large gardening jobs can be broken down into a series of smaller tasks. In this way, you can get a lot done.
September is a perfect time to feed your lawn. When you fertilize or feed your lawn in the fall, you will give it time to repair the damage that was done from the hot summer. Of course, you'll make sure that your lawn is healthy before the cold winter weather arrives. This will mean that your yard will be more attractive and healthier when spring rolls around next year. For information on the best product for your particular situation, you can stop by your local gardening center or hardware store.
Re-seeding your lawn will also help to keep your lawn looking good year after year. To do this, simply choose a good quality grass seed and use a seed spreader. For the best results, you could also fertilize your lawn immediately after seeding. After you have seeded your lawn to fill in the damaged spots, make sure to keep the lawn well watered. This will ensure that the grass seed germinates.
Tidy up the garden patch. Whether you have a flower or vegetable garden, you will need to do some tidying up before the winter months arrive. In the vegetable garden, you can pull up plants that have finished bearing produce. You can also pull any weeds that have gotten a chance to germinate. Yard waste can be thrown into the compost pile in order to decompose over the winter and spring or it can be put at the curb to be recycled by your city. The early fall is also an excellent time to prune shrubs and perennials. For more information on pruning, you can check online or talk to an experienced gardener at your local gardening center.
Mulch! Adding a new layer of mulch will help new or fragile plants successfully survive the winter months. This is especially important if you live in an area that gets a lot of snow and cold weather. In some cases, plants may need special care to survive the winter months in your area. In some cases, you may be able to wrap the plant in burlap or you may need to dig up certain plants and move them inside for the winter months.
Plant spring bulbs. Many spring bulbs need to be planted in the fall. This includes flowers like daffodils, crocus plants, and tulips. Planting now will ensure that your yard is colorful in the spring!
While you are out shopping for supplies for your fall clean up and working out in the yard, remember that many perennials and shrubs will be discounted. You may want to consider purchasing some plants and other items for your garden and planting them before winter. Not only will you save time, but you will also save money!