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"Fall" Back Into Your Garden

Happy Fall!  After a wonderfully mild summer, we are now cooling down to Fall.  The leaves have started changing on some dogwood and oak trees in our area but the weather is still mild enough to get out and enjoy your yard!  Take a walk around your home and look closely at your garden.  It is the perfect time to renovate your lawn and to plant or move shrubs, trees, and perennials.

If your lawn needs re-seeding in spots or a full renovation/replacement, now is the time to do it, before the temperatures drop below freezing.  After we re-seed your lawn, be sure to keep all falling leaves off the new grass as best as possible to promote healthy growth.  Keep the new seed moist at all times since our rainfall can be sporadic in the Fall.  Once the grass grows, water less frequently but for longer durations, to ensure the growth of a deep root system.

Fall also is the best time to plant new shrubs, trees, and perennials in your garden.  The weather is mild still - not too hot and not too cold - and there is enough time for the new garden elements to establish a strong root system before the cold weather comes.  It also is the optimal time to transplant things as well to avoid transplant shock and for the relocated plants to establish new roots.  Just as with a newly seeded lawn, be sure to water the new or tranplanted shrubs well.  We cannot rely on Mother Nature to shower us with rain.  Give your plants an extra drink before the temperatures drop below freezing.  Be sure to ask us about our computer imaging design program to envision your yard with new plantings before our shovel hits the ground!

To give your garden some colorful beauty to enjoy each season, consider planting perennials.  These are flowers or grasses that return each year offering bright color and texture.  As opposed to annual flowers, perennials are a singular investment that you can enjoy year after year.   We will maintain these perennials by cutting them back in the fall to promote healthy growth next spring.