Fall is here, and that means your garden looks beautiful in a different way. Some flowers thrive in the summer heat, while others are much happier in the crisp air that fall brings. Here are some gardening tips to help make sure your fall flowers are pretty as can be.
Although the air is cool, the roots will still be warm enough to grow. Meanwhile, the cold air discourages the presence of both garden pests and diseases. If you’ve been worried about what fertilizers you need to use, you can relax, because you won’t need to use them during this time of year. Just watch out for the hard frost that signals the coming of winter.
Start planting bulbs for flowers that you want to see in the spring. Planting them now will give them time to settle in, and if you protect them the right way they’ll still be there when warmer temperatures come back. The dormancy period during the winter is what helps them bloom. Also try planting flowers such as Iceland poppies, pansies, and snapdragons. Plus, you can try growing winter jasmine, which foes best in the winter.
Protection from the Cold
Pretty sure, colder weather is going to set in. If you’re going to go work on your garden over the weekend, you’ll feel a definite chill in the air. You need to protect your flowers from the cold. Use some mulch to cover the flowers and the bulbs that you’re prepping for spring. Add more organic material into the soil, like leaves. Pulling out weeds helps, but you can use some of them to form a layer of natural compost. Lastly, cover your perennial flowers with some fabric to keep the frost away from them.
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