MORE Fall Gardening Tips


TAKE CARE OF YOUR POTS

Empty or properly store containers and planters to prevent freezing and damages to the pots. If you are overwintering planted pots, move them to unheated garages, sheds, window wells, etc., after they have gone dormant and the temperatures have gotten consistently cold. Keep these plants cold to remain dormant all winter. Water once per month.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR TROPICAL PLANTS

Before night temperatures reach below 50 degrees, be sure to bring inside your tropical plants. Acclimate them in the shade for ten days before bringing them indoors. Then, be sure to inspect and treat insects and other critters before bringing them indoors. Check in the pots and soil for hitch-hikers as well!

LEAVES AND LAWN

Make sure to keep leaves from accumulating on the lawn, especially newly seeded lawns. In mature lawns, feel free to return some leaves to the soil by mowing them into more delicate pieces. Grass clippings and finely ground leaves create a thin layer composting right there in the turf! Be cautious not over to apply finely ground leaves to the established turf. Too much can be a bad thing.

FOUNDATION PLANTS AND WATERING

You want to check soil moisture between foundation plants and the foundation. If that area is dry, water.


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