Most gardeners are inclined to plant their gardens in the spring. The practice has been passed down through generations in families and is also encouraged by some gardening experts and seedling suppliers. However, spring is not necessarily the best time for planting plants that will withstand harsh weather and serve ecological needs. Fall is a much better season to plant new flowers, shrubs, and perennials because the weather is mild and the soil is moist but not soggy.
That fall feeling is already here. You can feel the crispness in the morning air and native asters are already visible along the roadsides. This is the time for gardeners to make that graceful transition from summer to fall. You can rely on the following simple tips to help wind your garden down as the weather cools.
The tomatoes, basil, and peppers might be hanging loosely and looking a little rough but you can expect them to perk up as temperatures drop in the coming few weeks. So, as long as they seem to be ripening, let them be. Continue Reading Fall Gardening Basics
Due to a very wet spring followed by the summer heat, you could be seeing browning spots or large dead areas in your lawn. How to best rejuvenate your lawn. First, we need to start with the soil. A soil analysis of your lawn will guide us in using the right products, not guessing. To get a lab analysis of your soil, pick up a soil sample bag and our garden center will send out the sample to be analyzed. We will do a free pH test in store if that is all you choose to do. Good soil is the essential beginning to a healthy lawn. We can address your specific needs based on the result of this testing.
Keeping a strong and healthy turf helps eliminate the need for weed controls. Typically this time of year most people are deciding on doing one or two applications of fertilizer for the fall. Two applications is the best plan, and the first step is usually a high first number Continue Reading End of Summer Landscape Care