“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:
- 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!
- 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.
- Take care of your sprinklers – in late fall, empty all hoses, place faucet protectors, and have your underground system winterized.
- 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.
- 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.