The days of lounging on the beach in the sun and catching fireflies are numbered, which means one thing: summer is almost to a close. Ensure that your garden stays in tip-top shape through the colder months with these tips!
Get rid of weeds
Assess the state of your garden and weed out any problem areas. You don’t want overgrown weeds come late fall and winter, where you’ll really be regretting your choice not to take care of this problem early on.
Evaluate the soil situation
You may want to think about adding soil amendments to your garden before the frost and snow hit. This will make sure that your soil stays enriched and in good condition as the weather turns. You’ll find that when spring arrives yet again, your gardening to-do list is shorter and more manageable.
Check for damage
Whether it be rotting branches or diseased plants, you want to get rid of these problems in time for fall. The health of your garden now determines how easy it is to revisit your garden in the spring.
Out with the old
Start replacing your summer annuals with cold weather plants, so you can maintain an appealing garden even as the leaves start to change. Some plants and flowers to consider are Swiss chard, cyclamen, flowering kale, dusty miller, and snapdragons.
Don’t forget about your bird feeder
Birds help with insects and pest control, making your job a lot easier. Keep your bird feeder in good condition as we head into autumn, and remember to keep inventory plentiful.