With the onset of cooler days and nights (who knows when that might occur?) – it’s time to:
- Rake or blow leaves and recycle them as mulch for your perennial plants and trees.
- Create new beds and rearrange or expand the old ones. Spring planting will be less tedious.
- Plant bulbs, such as crocus, en mass, for a bigger “show” in the spring.
- Consider planting deciduous trees whose leaves will provide fall color next year. Those reds, yellows, and oranges will be beautiful accents to your landscape.
- Plant ornamental cabbage, kale, violas and pansies now as they will “settle in” before the cold weather comes along. They should be in the ground at least 6 weeks before the first freeze.
- Add mulch or pine needles to beds once the majority of leaves have fallen.
Fall is coming, folks. Have faith!