Summer isn't over yet, but it's time to start thinking about the upcoming transition to fall. We've put together 6 tips to keep your garden looking beautiful into the foliage season.
Before you do anything, take lots of photos of your current garden and landscaping. Take notes on which plants did well, which didn't and where you would like to see changes next year. Put together a binder, or digital photo album to look back on next year when spring rolls around.
Now the real work begins. It's time to remove any annuals that are past their prime, rake the soil and add fresh mulch where necessary. This is also a good opportunity to trim bushes, and prune perennials.
Fall is the time to look at your perennials and divide any that may be getting too large. This is a great opportunity to re-plant in other areas, or trade with friends to diversify your garden!
Fall doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your flower garden! There are lots of hardy plants that will thrive this time of year. Mums and pansies add a vibrant pop of color and look wonderful planted in your garden, or in pots by your entry!
With the change of seasons comes a change in temperature. Invest in some frost covers for planted flowers and bushes, and prepare to move potted plants indoors at night.