The leaves are falling and the autumn air is crisp and cool. The beauty of the season has a special way of reminding us how much we love the outdoors! We cherish the moments of relaxing on our porch with a warm cup of apple cider as we admire the spectrum of colors on our plants and trees. Ah yes, fall is a wonderful season. As quickly as fall comes and goes, we all know one thing that is for sure, winter is coming.
Let’s give our gardens a little TLC and do some fall cleaning to ensure our gardens are protected and set up for success through the winter and into the spring!
5 Clean-Up Tips for your Fall Garden
TIP 1: RAKE THE LEAVES
Not only will this save time in the spring, but raking your leaves will also allow your lawn to breathe. Leaves can weigh on your lawn, especially when they are wet and heavy, plus it can also promote disease growth in your flowerbeds and vegetable gardens.
TIP 2: MULCH
When it gets cold, our plant’s roots also need to be protected. Refresh your flowerbeds, trees, and shrubs with Calloway’s Premium Mulches. The mulch will keep the roots warm while also maintaining the proper levels of moisture that your plants need.
TIP 3: PLANT SPRING BULBS
Fall is for planting and this is the perfect time to plant your spring blooming bulbs. Pick up your spring bulbs now at our store nearest you and plant them according to their instructions. If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals available at all of our store locations.
TIP 4: WEEDING AND CLEANING
Who doesn’t love pulling weeds? Look at it as a stress reliever and most importantly, you are helping your lawn and garden stay beautiful! Weeding must be done and it’s best to attack them now before they multiply in the warm spring. Also, it is a wise idea to dig up any spent annuals in your flowerbeds from the summer. This will help eliminate the risk of disease from developing or pests making a home in your garden during the winter.
TIP 5: WATER YOUR PLANTS
Once everything is all cleaned up, water your plants as needed! They all need a good drink, especially your trees. This will help give your plants roots plenty of moisture to make it through the upcoming winter months.
There you have it! 5 easy tips to prep your garden for the winter and a bountiful spring!