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Fall Garden And Landscape

How To Mow Your Lawn Before Winter For A Better Yard Next Year!

Did you know that how you mow your lawn before winter can play a big part in the overall health and beauty of your yard next year? Although lawns head quickly into dormancy after the first few hard frosts or freeze, they can still sustain damage after they stop growing. Especially if they haven’t been …

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How To Grow Asters – The Perfect Fall Perennial With Big Color!

When it comes to gorgeous fall blooming perennials in the landscape, it’s hard to beat growing asters! Although mums are often the go-to plant for autumn color, asters can really spice things up. The hardy perennial boasts varieties with blooms in a wide range of colors from blue, white, pink, to even hues of purple …

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Why NOT To Fertilize Perennial Plants In The Fall!

Fall is filled with a whole slew of outdoor garden and landscape chores, but there is one you can avoid without worry : the need to fertilize perennial plants in your flowerbeds! Not only is it unnecessary, it can actually be harmful to the long-term health of perennials. In fact, in some cases, it can …

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Fall Hosta Care – How To Care For Hosta Plants Before Winter!

Fall is here, and that means its time to take care of your hosta plants before the cold and snow of winter arrives. Proper care in the fall not only prepares and protects hostas for the upcoming chill of winter, it also helps keep future pest and disease issues in check. But best of all, …

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How To Plant Fall Bulbs Now For Incredible Spring Color – And 5 Great Bulbs To Plant!

One of the best ways to create early season color in your landscape is by taking time a little time this fall to plant spring flowering bulbs. With just a little effort now, you will be rewarded with amazing flowers that proudly announce the end of winter. And fall bulbs not only create early outside …

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When To Cut Back Perennials In The Fall – And How To Do It!

Cutting back perennials in the fall is not only a great way to keep flowerbeds looking neat and tidy through winter, but it also aids greatly in keeping plants vibrant and blooming the following year. Removing spent foliage and blooms helps a plant focus on recharging it’s roots and resources. It also plays a pivotal …

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How To Prepare A Garden For Winter – And A Great Growing Season Next Year!

How you prepare your garden for winter this fall plays a huge roll in how your garden will perform and produce next year. All too often, the vegetable garden plot become an afterthought as autumn settles in. Once plants begin to lose their vigor, and production slows or stops all together, many gardeners simply let …

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Mulching Fall Flowerbeds – How To Stop Next Year’s Weeds Now!

One of the best ways to prevent weeds from overtaking your flowerbeds next year is by mulching your beds this fall. Mulching flowerbeds before winter might seem a bit out of the ordinary. After all, although many homeowners are more than happy to spruce up their beds in the spring, few seldom think about applying …

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How To Grow Ornamental Cabbage For Amazing Fall Color In Pots & Beds

Growing ornamental cabbage is a great way to bring unique color to your Autumn landscape. Not only are they perfect for brightening up containers, pots, but flowerbeds too! These annual plants truly are the perfect choice for adding late season color and foliage. Not only can the cabbages flourish in the cool fall temperatures, they …

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How To Create A Simple Cold Frame – Extend Your Growing Season!

With a simple cold frame, you can extend your growing season well into late fall. And, as an added bonus, begin growing crops earlier in the spring as well. In fact, depending on where you live, you might just be able to grow fresh vegetables all winter long. But perhaps best of all, it doesn’t …

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