This is the time of year when many people find their landscape and garden getting away from them. After working on things through the spring and summer, you start to put off weeding and cleanup as long as possible – sometimes until spring.
By staying on top of things now will make things easier next season and can actually improve the health of your garden.
Here are some common errors we see people making in the fall:
You stop weeding – most weeds set their seeds in the fall months, so if you don’t stay on top of weeding your landscape and garden in the fall you might be dealing with even more weed seedlings in the spring.
You don’t cut back your ornamental grasses – most ornamental grasses grow back from the ground up. Some people like the winter look of the tall dead grasses, but if you don’t cut them back it will be hard to trim back the dead stuff when new growth starts in the spring
You do prune your shrubs – pruning stimulates new growth, so trimming your shrubs in the fall causes them to put energy into regrowing when they should be conserving resources by going dormant for the winter.
You don’t plant spring bulbs – if you would like spring-blooming flowers like daffodils and tulips, you need to think ahead and get the bulbs planted before the first hard frost.
Need help keeping your landscape looking fresh, contact Northampton Nursery, and we will be glad to help.