It seems as though fall has arrived in the blink of an eye, and Maryland has gone from mild temperatures and lush plants to cold weather, rain, and crunchy fall leaves. While this season typically represents a slowdown in plant growth and maintenance requirements, homeowners still have a handful of tasks to keep in mind. Maryland homeowners should grab a trowel, order some mulch from Lehnhoff’s Supply, and follow these tips to keep their gardens looking gorgeous well into winter!
Homeowners Should Prepare Their Plants for Colder Temperatures
As temperatures plummet, leaves start to turn gorgeous shades of red, yellow, and brown. However, these same temperature changes can lead to plant death or damage for some sensitive species. Bring in any indoor plants that have enjoyed their time in the summer sun, and make sure to mulch around tender young trees and shrubs to lock in soil warmth. November is a common time to feed and fertilize evergreens. If spring bulbs are on your wish list, now is a great time to plant them. You won’t see results until 2022, but getting bulbs established before winter is a common practice.
Stay on Top of Maintenance
Most of your plants will likely enter dormancy this season, but that doesn’t mean you can forget about maintaining your yard. Rake, blow, and dispose of fallen leaves to discourage mold growth and pests on your lawn. Pluck any weeds as you see them. Decrease watering to account for reduced consumption, and keep an eye on your garden throughout the winter to spot any sudden changes or unexpected issues.
Homeowners Should Stock Up on Winter Necessities
While we haven’t seen snow and ice yet, now is the best time to stock up on your winter weather essentials. Lehnhoff’s Supply offers hardwood firewood delivery to keep you and your loved ones warm all winter long, and ice melt can help keep your driveway and other surfaces free from slippery ice. Stocking up early gives homeowners peace of mind and allows them to skip the peak pricing and high demand that are sure to come later in the season.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for fall and winter, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
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