Planning Fall Planting – What to avoid, what to do…
The autumn equinox is drawing near, and thus fall is just around the corner… Fall is the very best time to dig and plant in your landscape, plus it will be cooler and easier to work outdoors. 🙂
Are you a garden planner or planter? Planning now, after all our rain this summer, will allow you to more easily dig your holes for plants and irrigation lines.
It’s time to get ready and plan to plant the cool weather plants such as beets, cilantro, radishes and spinach which will be harvested in the cooler days ahead.
Your Garden Guy: What to avoid when planning the fall garden Top 3 things to avoid when planning the fall garden:
• Don’t plant trees that will block the view to the front door.
• Don’t put fertilizer or lime on the lawn without a soil test first.
• Don’t create a high maintenance landscape.
Go ahead and have your soil tested. You have heard this before, but without those numbers in hand you really don’t know where your soil falls in the range of values that indicate suitable growing conditions.
Planning your planting is ideal during this hot month before fall… Advanced preparation may prevent some mistakes, save a few bucks and certainly save time.
One of the most enjoyable parts of gardening is going out and buying new plants. Although a little planning versus impulse buying can make a huge difference to the outcome of the whole garden.
Now is a good time to start planning fall garden planting and daydreaming of what could be, this will help you create the yard of your dreams.