Fall Gardening Tips For You
A little fall planning and prepping can really rev up the spring season. Autumn is the time to clean up beds, manage soils, prepare sod and minimize problems in the new growing season. It is also the time to plant spring blooming bulbs and pull out tender summer bloomers. Fall garden prep is one of those maintenance chores that will help guarantee a beautiful and bountiful garden next season. There are a number of fairly simple ways to make fall gardening as enjoyable and rewarding as spring and summer gardening, depending on the results a person is looking for and how far ahead he or she has planned for the fall. Fall gardening typically involves either planting new growth during fall months or planting during the summer to harvest or enjoy plants during the fall. As the days become cooler, there are a number of plants that can be planted during the fall for appreciation during winter and early spring. Evergreens can be set in the ground just about any time as long as the ground is not frozen and will flourish throughout the fall and winter.
Some trees, such as Japanese maples, can be planted during the summer and enjoyed during the fall as the leaves change colors dramatically and create vivid and beautiful displays of fall colors. Fall gardening can also include planting vegetables that can be harvested and appreciated throughout the fall and winter. Root plants such as carrots, pumpkins, and winter squash can all be planted late and enjoyed throughout the colder months. Some bulb flowers, such as day lilies and tulips, can be planted during the fall and will produce early spring blossoms.