It’s a great time to get your lawn and garden looking their best. Not only can fall gardening bring vibrant colour to your home for the coming months, but it also ensures the health of your lawn and spring garden following a long winter hibernation.
For Fabulous Fall Colour
If your summer annuals are starting to sag or have completely given up on life, now is a great time to replace them with some hardy fall blooms. Mums, crocus and sedum are favourite additions to fall gardens across the country. Add them in containers, either grouped or on their own. They also pair beautifully with favourite fall décor additions like pumpkins, ornamental cabbage, and ornamental grasses.
To Promote a Healthier Lawn
Give your lawn the nourishment it needs to endure its long winter nap. As the evenings start getting cooler and the risk of scorching begins to minimize you’ll want to start nourishing your lawn. This is the time to apply fertilizer and to begin over-seeding if needed. This is also the time to begin nematode treatments if you’ve noticed a problem with grubs.
For Beautiful Spring Starts
A little work done in fall saves a lot on headaches come springtime. September/October is prime clean-up and prep season in the garden. Here is a handy chart filled with tips inspired by our friends at Landscape Ontario. It details the tasks you’ll want to complete in the next two months to help promote a great start to your spring garden.