WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING TO GET MY LAWN READY FOR SPRING?
May 1, 2014
October 9, 2014
Cool nights, warm breezy days. MMmm it’s fall. With adequate rainfall, warm soil, and non damp soil (like in the spring) this makes fall a good time to plant those trees you have been wanting. They will also go through less shock; there is not as much work for them to do, because they are going dormant. Just plant early enough that it can get a root system established. Water plants thoroughly about 1” of water per week and continue to water until ground is frozen. You will need to mulch to help prevent wide soil temperature fluctuations.
Also let’s not forget about the bulbs. Fall is the time of year for them also. You need to plant them now for this next spring. There are tulip bulbs, daffodils, hyacinths just to name a few. They are a simple and inexpensive plant, requiring minimum up keep and will increase in beauty and size each year. Flower bulbs capture the very essence of spring, waiting through the cold winter bursting into bloom in the spring, such a welcome delight of color. Oh such beauty. Remember when picking your bulbs do not get dry, withered spongy or moldy ones and in general the larger the bulb the more flowers it will have. Also pick a good sunny location. Good Luck