Summer has quickly come and gone, and with that, the colder temperatures of fall are setting in. If you’re someone that takes pride in your landscape, you know how important it is to take proper care of your summer plants as they transition from the warmer weather to the cooler. The team at A & C Sprinkler want to ensure that you’re able to provide all of the care that your plants need, so we’ve composed a few helpful tips to get you started on the right foot.
Save Your Seasonal Plants!
If you have any plants or flowers that are seasonal and haven’t matured a ton, you’re going to want to bring some of the plants inside for the cooler season. This not only allows for you to keep the plant alive while it is cooler outside, but it gives you a nice starter plant when the temperatures rise again. Keeping them inside will be the extra warmth they need to stay alive during these coming months.
Start Your Fall Gardening
Though the warm weather is gone, gardening doesn’t need to stop! There are so many different flowers and plants and a large gardening selection that are perfect for these cooler months. September should have brought some of those fall flowers to life already. It’s always fun to add a little pop of color to your yard during these months, so you may even consider planting some before winter settles in.
Also, herbs are known for thriving during this time of year! If there are any herbs like rosemary or sage that you’re wanting to add to your garden, now is the perfect time to plant them. These plants don’t develop their flavor until they are blooming, but by planting them during these early seasons you can help them mature before they ever begin to bloom.
Prune Your Bushes & Trees
One of the plants that will make it through the fall and winter months will be your bushes and your trees. Both of these are going to require little maintenance during these seasons, but they will require for you to prune them. When it starts to rain or snow, branches can become heavy and break off.
Though it may not seem like a huge deal, it takes a lot of work and effort for your plant to grow, and these types of damages can be permanent. Prune your bushes and trees or have a professional take care of it for you so that you don’t have to worry about your bushes or trees experiencing any damage this winter.
Learn About Your Plants
We’ve talked a lot about the things that you can do to transition the plants that you currently have, but we think it’s important that you know that there’s truly no offseason for gardening. There are plenty of plants and vegetables that thrive in the cooler weather. If you’re interested in continuing your gardening, then it’s always good to learn about what plants you can continue to tend to during these seasons.
For example, there are plenty of fall vegetables that you can continue to garden that will still thrive with the lower temperatures. Broccoli, kale, beets, and spinach are all great for fall gardens. Consider adding these to your garden during these colder seasons and you could wind up with more harvest than you thought possible during these seasons!
Contact Our Team
Though the fall and winter seasons aren’t our busy period, we can certainly do our best to help ensure that your landscape transitions from the summer weather to that of fall and winter. Contact our team today if you’re in need of any lawn care services and we’d be more than happy to assist you.