Traditionally people never think of Fall as a time for adding to the garden. Most people only think of clean up and preparing the garden for Winter, but I'm here to share with you some secrets to make use of Fall Weather.
- Freshen up your garden by cleaning out dead or dying plants. Turn over your soil, check the PH and make any necessary changes to the soil.
- Prune trees and shrubs. It's better done now when its cooler.
- Add mulch, mulch not only protects during winter but adding mulch also adds vital nutrients to your garden as it breaks down. Keep mulch 3 to 4 inches deep and keep it away from the plant leaves, stems, and base to prevent disease.
- Separate full and thick perennials and use this to fill in sparse areas of your garden.
Fall is the ideal time for garden work because of the cooler temperatures and is less stressful on transplanted plants and also not as much water is needed as opposed to the Summer months.