With the dog days of summer in full effect, it can only mean one thing: fall is almost here. Soon enough, we will be trading t-shirts for sweaters and iced coffee or a hot cup of joe. But what about your garden? Is there anything you might have to change come September?
There are a few things to keep in mind with your plants as the temperature drops. Our team here at Wojton’s Nursery is here to provide a few tips for your garden’s health this fall.
The first thing you should do is clean up your garden. Remove any dead leaves, branches, and other debris that may have accumulated during the summer months. This will help prevent disease and pests from taking hold in your garden during the fall season.
Next, you should fertilize. Fall is a great time to add nutrients to your soil, as it will help your plants stay healthy and strong during the winter months. You can use organic compost, or a slow-release fertilizer to give your plants the nutrients they need.
After fertilizing, it’s important to water. Even though the temperatures may be cooler, your plants still need water to survive. Make sure you water deeply, as this will encourage your plants to develop deeper roots, which will help them survive during the winter months.
Once you have taken care of the basics, you can start to prepare your garden for the next growing season. This means planting bulbs, shrubs, and trees that will bloom in the spring. Fall is also a great time to plant cool-season vegetables, such as broccoli, kale, and lettuce.
Finally, you should protect your garden from the harsh winter weather. Cover your plants with burlap or other protective material to prevent them from being damaged by frost. You can also mulch to help insulate the soil and protect your plants from extreme temperature changes.
To get your garden prepared for the fall weather, head over to our contact page to get in touch with the team today!