While we still have plenty of weeks of warm weather ahead of us, it isn’t too early to start thinking about how you can help your landscape transition to the fall season. Follow these tips to make sure your landscape is prepared for fall and will come back even stronger in the spring.
Divide Large Plants
If you time things correctly, you can divide and replant large growths when the plant is still going strong and able to adjust to its new environment. Summer weather can be stressful on plants, but once things cool down, divided plants will continue to create strong roots.
Adding compost will provide your soil with plenty of food and nutrients so that it can support your landscape. Bacteria, fungi, worms, and other helpful insects will also turn the compost into fertilizer and provide essential minerals. Over the winter, insects will continue to incorporate the compost into the soil so that your landscape will have a solid nutritional foundation in the spring.
Hold off on Pruning
As plant growth begins to slow, it can be tempting to cut everything back. While it is a good idea to remove any dead or diseased plant materials, waiting till the spring for thorough trimming will help many plants survive the winter.
Plant Your Fall Crops
There are plenty of great cool weather crops that you can add to your fall vegetable garden. Use the end of summer to remove your summer plants and start cultivating fall crops that you will be able to enjoy in the coming months.
A little preparation throughout the years as the season’s change can help you continue to strengthen your landscape. Some simple tasks can help your plants transition to the fall, survive the winter, and come back strong in the spring. For help with all your landscaping needs, contact JT’s Landscaping and Lawn Care today.