The initial clues of fall are noticeable in our neighborhood. Fall always has its appeal but many things that were cultivated during the spring and the summer are lost. However, we have the ability to grow some plants that are going to last until the early days of winter.
When leaves start to come down and flowers begin to diminish it’s a sign to start doing things. Wintertime with its cold swiftly follows fall now sneaking in, and gardens must be prepared appropriately. All that is now growing in your garden must have help to see them through till the springtime warmth arrives. Here are several practical tips that would help you to prepare the garden for the fall.
If you have a large garden with many trees, you must be certain they are cut and ready for the cold season. You just need a pair of garden shears with which to cut off the lifeless growth. The reason for this is to enable sunlight to reach the healthy branches and sustain life. It’s not quite accurate to think that rotting leaves automatically equate to enriching the soil. Leaves could be infected with a disease which afterwards will negatively impact the soil.
Nourish the earth using potassium fertilizers. The protective surface will ready the plants for the cold winter. Remember that some spring flowers need planting now. New fertilizer should be laid down after getting rid of any old layers. If you insist on using dead leaves to cover the soil, make sure that you choose healthy ones and distribute them out in a consistent layer.
If you want evergreen plants in your garden, the beginning of October is the greatest time of the year to plant them. Get the soil all set by watering it a day or so before you plant. Don’t forget to water the bulbs after planting them but try not to drown them. Take care to consider the weather, given that watering prior to heavy rain will not only be a waste of time and water but also present a threat to your plants.
The fall is also the right time to turn the dirt. Tilling to a depth of 15 to 20 centimeters can be optimal. All vegetable matter resting on the ground, like fruit and leaves, have to be removed before digging. Whenever the leaves or fruits are in good health, don’t burn them because they can make a great natural fertilizer for the soil.
Remember about your grass. If you want to set it for winter, you will need to cut the lawn as short as you can. Don’t forget to feed it by using special lawn fertilizers to ensure it remains healthy.
For the purpose of hassle-free access keep your garden equipment out during October which is the best time for these jobs and for moving plants around before the start of winter. An overlaying of foil is just the thing to counteract your heat-loving decorative plants from freezing. Except when the plant is extremely large, a two-sheet overlaying of foil will do the job. The glow reflected by snow is very harsh, so give protection to especially the younger plants by painting their bottom areas.