Taking Care of Lawns and Gardens in Fall
With the arrival of October, a lot of us just think of giving up on our gardens as we notice the plants acting up. The weather turns a bit cooler and we start getting lazy too. But before you give up on your lawns till the next season, here are a few things you should do to take care of the gardens so that they are okay throughout winter and well ready for spring. It’s time to pull up your socks and get to work.
1. Clean it Up
Remove herbs such as sweet potato vine and rosemary from the outside and take them indoors. Remove thatch and moss using a spring-tined rake and add it to the compost heap. If you have large amounts of moss, you may want to use a moss killer first and then do the needful.
It is very important to blow away the dead leaves using a leaf blower. Using some of the best backpack leaf blowers can serve multiple uses. You can use it in winters as a snowblower or as a car dryer. These also help in cleaning your lawnmower.
2. Autumn Flowers
The autumn season is the best time to integrate warm fall colors in your flower garden. It is not surprising that yellow, orange, and red hues are in huge supply during the fall season and this incorporation of these colors will make your garden look more beautiful in the fall season. You can also improve the appearance of your garden with Chrysanthemums, and if these are properly maintained, you can have beautiful scenery.
3. Planting Spring Bulbs
This is a great time to make plans for your spring garden as enough preparation will be needed after planting spring bulbs. These will have sufficient time to bloom when the warm weather finally comes. Plant daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths in the fall before the ground freezes. It is important to note that spring bulbs require cooler temperatures and time of latency for proper blooming. The fall season offers these benefits, and hence they have time to thrive in the spring season. Therefore after a long and dreary winter when spring finally comes you will be able to see the first colors bloom!
4. Plant Evergreens
Evergreens provide you with your daily green-lines at the comfort of your home even in dull months of winter. Fall is the perfect time to fill the gaps in your borders with these. Evergreens like Sarcococca and Daphne grow glossy, green leaves and amazingly fragrant flowers even in the gloomy winters. Growing Holly will give your lawns a shape-y edge. You can also go for Camellias.