Fall Gardening'


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A lot of people give up on their gardens in the fall, when the weather starts to cool off and many of their prettiest blooms wither and die, but to do so is a big mistake. You see, not only does your garden need to be cared for as much in the fall months as it does in the spring and summer, but you can also get a lot of pleasure from a fall garden too. 

With that in mind, here are a few fall gardening tips that may interest you:  

Rake leaves and tidy borders

If you want to ensure that your garden looks good in the fall, you are going to want to tidy up the borders, cutting back anything that has overgrown in the summer and pulling up weeds. You’re also going to want to rake up any leaves that have fallen from the trees - but don’t burn them - use them as mulch to feed your lawn instead and it will continue to look great for longer.

Plant evergreens

Evergreens are great for bringing life and structure to the garden in the fall months and will still be around doing the same in the winter-time too. Right now, when the soil is still warm, but the air is getting increasingly cooler is the perfect time to plant things like daphne and kale, which will soon burst into life bringing their color and perfume with them. If you don’t want to plant them yourself, get s good landscaping company in to do it for you. The advantage of this is that they will know exactly which plants are most likely to thrive in your yard at this time of year.

Celebrate the season

I’m a firm believer that every season should be celebrated in the yard, and that’s why, when it comes to fall, you should think about decorating the garden space, not just with the evergreens mentioned above, but with gourds, carved pumpkins, fairy lights, corn dollies and anything else that will remind you of the season you’re in.

Install a fire pit

Having a fire pit in the garden is a great way to ensure you can spend time out there even when it’s cool. There’s nothing better than gathering around a hot fire on your patio or porch while there’s a nip in the air, of an evening while toasting marshmallows and having a drink or two.

Look after wildlife

It’s a joy to see wildlife visiting your yard, and in the fall months, the local wildlife needs all the help it can get to thrive. Help them out, and ensure you get plenty of visitors by leaving as many plant seed heads as possible intact, hanging bird feeders, and planting ornamental glasses or fall-blooming flowers so that they have plenty to eat. You may also want to install a birdbath to help them stay hydrated if you’re in a part of the country that doesn’t get much fall rainfall.

Enjoy the fall season outdoors!

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