Every season presents a unique opportunity to design your landscape, work on your garden, plan yard maintenance and clean up. We have compiled some useful tips for each season.
- Use frost proof summer containers for ornamental displays
- Keep bird feeders filled
- Organize your garden shed
- Clean and sharpen gardening tools and mower blades
- Plan your garden for the coming year
- Choose areas in your landscape for adding visual interest plants in winter
- Shop sales for all non-plant items
- Call Irrigation Design Company to reserve time this spring
- Get your soil tested and add amendments as needed.
- Amend your soil with a dressing of compost
- Use your garden debris and leaves to start a new compost pile.
- Keep transplants watered.
- Enjoy the season.
- Plant cool season annuals.
- Harvest and dry or freeze herbs for winter use.
- Clear away dead foliage.
- Dry and save seed.
- Start thinking about putting your garden to bed.
- Remove green tomatoes from the plants. Either ripen in a brown paper bag or lift the entire plant and hang upside down in a warm spot to ripen.
- Make sure all vacationing houseplants are brought back inside.
- Call Irrigation Design Company to reserve time this fall
- Plant trees and shrubs. Be sure to keep them well-watered, even through the winter (Snow permitting).
- Plant Garlic
Plant spring blooming bulbs.
- Show off your harvest with a fall display.
- Covering mums and asters on nights when a frost is expected, will lengthen their blooming.
- Harvest winter squash once the vines die back, but definitely before a hard freeze.
- Continue harvesting fall crops like beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, kale and leeks.
- After the first killing frost, dig your tender bulbs, let dry and package for storage.
- Winterize your roses.
- Divide and/or transplant peonies.
- Keep mowing, as long as the grass is growing.
But set your mower to its highest level and let the grass go into winter with at least 3″ of growth.
- Start raking. Shred or compost this fall gold.
- Cut back and remove diseased perennial foliage.
- Clean and put away empty containers and garden ornaments.
- Clean bird feeders.
- Think about a de-icer for the birdbath. If you’re in an area that freezes and you don’t have a de-icer, turn your birdbath over to keep it from cracking.
- Call Irrigation Design Company to reserve time this for planning your landscaping this winter
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