Fall Checklist And Tips For October To Make The Most Of Your Garden

October 9th, 2014

  • Remove spent summer flowering plants from containers and replace with Fall Blooming Mums or Ornamental Kale.

 

  • Dispose of any diseased or infested plant debris, to avoid overwintering the problem.

 

  • Continue to remove weeds especially seed heads to prevent weeds for next year.

 

  • Divide and move perennials.

 

  • Time to plant spring bulbs. Remember, squirrels don’t like Daffodils or Alliums.

    alliums

    Alliums

 

  • This is a great time to plant trees and shrubs.

 

  • Keep an eye on rainfall; if it is low, make sure newly planted material and evergreens are well watered until the first frost.

 

  • Protect young trees from mice and rabbit damage by wrapping tree protector around the bottom portion of the trunk.

 

  • Leave Ornamental Grasses for winter interest and keep blooms on shrubs like Hydrangea or flowers like Echinacea for added winter interest.

 

  • Reapply mulch in gardens to help with moisture retention and weed control.

 

  • Time to apply fall fertilizer on your lawn.

 

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