Alas, summer is over, and fall is swooping in quickly this year. The season is still in its infancy, but cool weather has already started to roll in. Fall is the time to wind down and put the garden to bed. Even though the leaves start to fall, plants start to die, and the garden is not quite as pretty, this is not the time to stop caring for your garden. There is still plenty of work to do in order to maintain a healthy foundation for your garden to grow in when the time comes back around. By preparing now, you can save time next spring when the growing season ramps back up.
Garden Girls is a gardening and landscaping company located in Annapolis, Maryland. The experts at Garden Girls are magicians in the garden and have some suggestions and chores to beautify your yard for fall and prepare it for next spring.
To start off, this is not the time to mourn the spring and summer garden that is gone, but rather it is the time to embrace the season. Autumn has its own special look and feels to it that make it a beautiful time of year. All of your annual plants that have wilted can be replaced with mums and other ornamental plants. This time of year is ruled by the pumpkin, so a sprinkling of pumpkins throughout the yard is a fun way to celebrate the season.
Fall is the perfect season to relax around an outdoor fire pit before the weather gets too cold. A fire pit in the backyard or on the patio allows you to extend the summer season a bit by providing a warm area to sit and roast marshmallows and enjoy the outdoors for as long as possible. If you do not already have a fire pit, Garden Girls can make it happen.
Now that the weather is cooler, it is a good time to divide and move perennials. When moving perennials around, you should leave plants with seed heads to provide food for your feathered friends through the colder months ahead. Do this at least several weeks prior to your average first hard frost in order to give the plants time to recover from transplant shock and establish new roots. Cover garden beds with several inches of mulch for extra winter protection.
The experts at Garden Girls have the experience to answer your questions and assist you with all of your fall gardenings. They will help you plan for spring while working with what you currently have. Fall is the time to plant spring-blooming bulbs to fill bare spots in the perennial border, or along pathways where they can be seen up close. Garden Girls has all of the bulbs you could ever need, and the experience to help guide you along the way! For more information, please visit www.gardengirlsllc.com.