Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Yard Care in Fall

Fall is here again. The trees look like they are celebrating with their display of assorted colors. With hues of reds, yellows and oranges, everywhere around you is a spectacular display of nature. Then the leaves start to fall on the ground. Then they need to be raked and dumped- common chores that every house owner does, unless of course you are renting a condo where it is then up to the management to clean them...

But actually...Fall is a great time for doing yard care.

It is the proper time where you can rake the leaves, cut off dead branches and do some pruning of your shrubs. The importance of a fall yard cleanup is to get rid of diseased branches and leaves that may carry with them mold and fungi which are harmful to your plants and trees. does not mean that because it is Fall, one has to only do yard work and cleanups..This is the perfect time of the year to plan your garden in preparation for spring. Since the yard is bare from all the raking and the harvesting of crops in your garden, the ground layout is very visible and this will help you properly lay out your spring and summer garden.

You can start digging the soil and add some compost to put in some nutrients. You can collect the dead leaves and branches (make sure they are healthy and absent of pests and diseases) and gather them in preparation for another compost heap.

You can also do fall gardening and put in plants that like to thrive in cooler temperatures of fall and spring. This is the time to get your tools and bury fall bulbs of tulips, amaryllis, snowdrops, daffodils, crocuses..and many more flower bulbs that later on grow and bloom in spring.

Some ornamental grasses also like to flourish in fall. Chrysanthemums are a great addition to your fall garden! These flowers love to bloom in the fall to show off their shades of white, purple, yellow, red, orange and even mixed colors. They love to grow in full sun but in cooler conditions.

The greatest thing about fall apart from yard cleanup, is to the colors that autumn brings while at the same time you get to enjoy your landscape.

Grower Overstock Hosta Mix

Fall flower bulbs

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