watering can and rubber boots with fresh cut flowers popping out of the top of each

“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” ~ Unknown

Ready to do some good for yourself and our planet? The Garden Glove has a great list of steps you can take to prepare your garden for the fall season (be sure to check out their infographic)…here are our top 5: 

  1. Amend your soil – this is a great time to work compost into your soil. Doing so improves the texture, drainage and available nutrients. Whether you make your own compost or pick up a couple of bags at the store (Tank’s Green Stuff happens to be our favorite), do this every fall to improve your garden results for next year! 
  2. Order bulbs for the spring – if you are dreaming of beautiful tulips or daffodils this spring, order the bulbs now for the best selection and plant in the late fall before the ground freezes. 
  3. Take care of your sprinklers – in late fall, empty all hoses, place faucet protectors, and have your underground system winterized. 
  4. Mulch your tenders – if you have plants that are borderline in your cold zone, and you would like to try to get them through the winter, make sure you mulch them with a layer of at least 2-3 inches thick. If you mulch trees and evergreens, leave a gap around the base of the trunk to prevent pests from munching. 
  5. Feed the birds – if you have not yet set up a place in your garden for our feather friends, starting now is perfect as their natural food sources become scarce in the winter.