March 28, 2023

Preparing The Garden For Autumn

As the warm days of summer fade into the crisp days of fall, it’s time to shift the gardening focus to another season. It’s also vital to prepare your landscape for the chill to come in the coming months. Autumn is a great time to tan your lawn and start these prevention methods.

Cooler weather makes it easier to step out into the yard without dripping in a sweat. Fall is a wonderful time to fertilize, control weeds, and improve the health and appearance of your yard.

Irrigation isn’t just for the summer months.

Water on a schedule – most lawns need water whenever they’re dry, regardless of the season. If a summer drought continues into fall, water once or twice a week. Early morning is the best time to water, avoid watering in the evening as this can encourage fungal disease. The Greenwell™ Water Saver is an excellent choice for making watering more effective.

Fertilize – Autumn is an ideal time to fertilize your lawn and garden. Cool season grasses respond well to a feed in early September and again in late autumn. This will help it grow by green and would show better health in spring. A universal fertilizer, such as Algoflash, is an excellent choice.

Scarring broadleaf weeds such as dandelion and red clover are easiest to get rid of in the fall months. These perennial weeds can be very invasive to your lawn or other plants and will return year after year if left unchecked. You can remove these weeds by hand or use a general herb generator. For areas with dense weeds, this weed trimmer can help make the job easier.

Trees – if you have newly planted trees in your landscape, there are a few things you can do in the fall months to help them make it through their first winter unaffected. If your area experiences harsh winters with snow and ice, protecting your young trees. Wrap the young trunk in burlap or paper wrap to protect it from harsh weather. Make sure the tree is well mulched, this can help insulate the soil in cold temperatures.

Roses – roses in the fall months. However, fall is an excellent time to trim any dead or sick dogs. Stop fertilizing 6 weeks before the first frost, but continue dipping during dry weather. Mulch the base of your roses before the soil freezes to insulate the soil (do not use wet leaves for mulch). Autumn is also a good time to generally tidy up your rose bushes by removing overgrown and sticking canes. are gripped together. Be sure to use sharp, clean cutters such as PowerGear® Pruners.

Plant bulbs – planting your bulbs in the fall will help ensure big blooms in the spring. Planting bulbs is very easy when you have the right tools. This basic planting method involves digging a hole to depth appropriate, placing the bulb in the tip-side hole, then burying it. Our bulb planting is a great way to drill holes and ensure proper depth.

Container Plants – Protect your container perennial plants by bringing them indoors or wrapping them to protect them from harsh winter weather and wind. If the soil in the container gets stuck, water won’t be able to flow through the plant. Also, make sure the container is strong enough to withstand freezing temperatures. Materials like terracotta can burst when they get too cold.

Using these tips can help your garden survive the winter months and ensure a successful spring into the coming year. Happy Gardening!