Gardening Tips

Fall Gardening Tips

-Cover plants if we begin to have cool temperatures in order to prolong their season.
-Keep watering any flowers or veggies now that the irrigation will be ending soon in some areas.
-It’s the perfect time to plant perennials, trees and shrubs because the warm ground will help them to root in before the cold weather arrives.
-Plant fall mums and pansies now for a burst of fall color that will last well into the season. Fall pansies will bloom throughout the warm days to come, then winter over and return for that first burst of color next spring.
-Enjoy the abundance that is your fruit orchard this month. Apples should be just about ready!
-Purchase spring bulbs like daffodils, crocus, and tulips now but wait until the weather cools before planting.
-Purchase your seeds for next summer’s garden now while the supply is good.
-Bring in any houseplants or other plants you want to save from frost before the cold nights arrive.
-Deadhead and weed as needed to keep your plants looking their best. Weeds compete against desirable plants for water and nutrients, so it’s especially important to eliminate them.