Fall Fun

Falling into a new season can be a refreshing change of pace. As today’s blossoms become tomorrows faded memories, we can take on the task of thinning perennials that have spread into unwanted spaces. Simply cutting them back, then digging and dividing your tuberous roots, corms and bulbs will provide you with new plants for new places. It will also tame your perennials and encourage them to produce better with a thinned-out root zone. Amend your new areas with Natures Best Planting Mix from Lane Forest Products, chock full of nutrients to ensure your new plantings get a good start going into the winter months.

Tulips, Daffodils and crocus are the songbirds of spring flowers. Planting these now will provide you with splashes of color later when foggy skies start to clear. Designing the layout in clumps of odd numbers, or all lined up in a row is the way to grow.

Meanwhile back in the vegetable garden, the last few weeks of bountiful harvests will be coming to an end. Remove spent annual vegetation and haul it down to Lane Forest Products for a quick and easy way to recycle your summer memories. A great resource if your home composting space is limited. Once the garden is cleaned out, tuck it in with some finished compost (Barnyard Blend or Garden) to give it a blanket for winter. Perennials and Shrubs also look great with the dark look of Blended Mint Compost tenderly tucked at their feet. A great way to protect root zones from frosty winter weather, while making the winter landscape pop on a gray rainy day.

 

Article was written by landscaping expert Heidi Branchesi of Heidi’s Timely Gardening Tips and Account Manager at A and K Landscaping. Find more of her gardening tips in the Expert Advice section of our YOG:Blog.