Gardening Tips

Fall Gardening Tips 

~Plant cool season veggies like carrots, broccoli, lettuce and more to have one last crop before winter.

~ Plant mums, pansies, bulbs, perennials, trees and shrubs now.

~Bring in any houseplants that you want to save from freezing. Be sure to check for pests before moving them indoors.

~ Divide any perennials that aren’t blooming now.

~Apply Winterizer fertilizer to your lawn for one last fertilization before cold weather hits.

~Harvest squash, pumpkins, tomatoes and more as your vegetable garden begins to wind down. Wait until the first frost to harvest broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts.

~Can, preserve, dry or freeze your bountiful harvest. In January when you open that jar of tomato sauce, it will be like a burst of summer goodness!

~Purchase bulbs but wait until the weather cools before planting or else they could begin to grow.

~Dry herbs for winter use.

~Pot up any annuals you’d like to save and move then indoors.

~Plant ornamental grasses and groundcovers now.

~Stop deadheading roses and let rose hips form.

~Watch the weather and be aware of early frosts. Cover and protect any plants that you aren’t ready to have freeze.

~Turn the compost pile.