As summer’s blossoms start to wither and wane, many gardeners are looking forward to the changing seasons. Autumn comes with all kinds of gorgeous sights, smells, and flavors (looking at you, pumpkin spice!), but gardeners need to tackle their properties with plans to truly make the most of the fall season. Now is the time to put together your seasonal maintenance to-do list, and these fall garden prep tips will help you get started. Grab some mulch from Lehnhoff’s Supply and get ready to dig in.
Start with a Plan for Pruning, Planting, and Adding Mulch
Depending on your landscape, you may have your work cut out for you this season. Fall is often the ideal time for mulching, pruning, and even planting. One of the most important aspects of fall garden prep is to prepare and implement a thorough plan. Determine which of your trees and shrubs need pruning, decide when (or if) you’ll deadhead spent blooms, and consider lifting and storing your bulbs for the winter. You may even choose to plant a few fall perennials to fill any spaces left behind. Starting with a well-crafted plan can help you ensure success with minimal wasted effort and time.
Remove Old Mulch and Add New
If you haven’t replenished your property’s mulch recently, it may be time for you to apply new mulch. Homeowners often take care of mulching in the fall or early spring, and replacing degraded wood mulch with fresh material can help keep your plants insulated. Mulch delivery from Lehnhoff’s Supply makes caring for any size property easy. Tired of mulching? We offer many different products to meet your needs. Consider replacing your wood mulch with natural stone for a stunning and long-lasting alternative.
Give Your Lawn Some Love
While many gardeners focus on trees, shrubs, and ornamentals during the fall, you may want to pay close attention to your property’s grass. If your lawn is patchy or sparse, consider overseeding this season. Adding new grass seed is a common way for gardeners to bolster existing lawns and create thick, lush grass come spring. If you’ve tried overseeding in years past without success, take a closer look at your landscape: large shade trees or poor soil may be to blame for your lawn’s failure to take root. It may be worth your while to adjust your landscape’s layout to account for shady spots, and additions like raised garden beds and natural stone features can be an excellent solution.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for summer and fall, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
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