Fall is beginning to settle in, and temperatures are starting to cool, so most of us aren’t really thinking about spring these days...but if you’re a fan of spring-flowering bulbs, I’ll let you in on a little secret: those bulbs are actually planted in the fall! This week, we’ll talk about why and how to plant your bulbs for the best outcome in your spring garden.
As we move into fall, lots of folks quite reasonably decide to clean up their garden and yard, and store their tools for the winter. But while it might seem counterintuitive, sometimes it can make sense to delay this cleanup work until springtime. Pollinators like bees can always use your dormant perennials as a place to nest during the cold of winter, and we’ll talk this week about how to roll out the welcome mat for them in your garden!
To help establish a cool season lawn, it helps to learn more about various types of grasses, but you also need to know how to get the most with the type of soil you have in your yard. Learning this before you plant will save you a ton of time and effort, and get you the best results!
By the end of summer, you might be almost tired of thinking about the plants in your garden, but the warm soil of September is still ideal for growing a number of plants and grasses, and preparing your plants for winter isn’t far off. This week, we’ll talk about gardening tasks ideal for fall planning in your garden!
Composting can be a game-changer for your soil. The success lies in feeding the microorganisms properly, so today we’ll talk about “green waste” and “brown waste”, and setting the correct moisture levels in your compost!