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- Mulch in spring-planted trees and shrubs. Don’t permit them to get too dry; water them throughly and deeply
- Start amaryllis and paperwhite narcissus for holiday blooms. (Allow 5-6 weeks for paperwhites and 12 weeks for amaryllis).
- Apply fall lawn fertilizer at this time
- Apply lime to lawns to raise pH. A 50# bag of lime will raise lawn pH about .5 point per 1000 sq ft.
- Re-seed areas damaged by grubs with insect resistant seed varieties
- Fall is a great time to start a compost pile. Start out with brown leaf and add the last few trimmings for nitrogen. Remember to alternate layers. Shred brown leaf to speed decomposition
- Apply an anti-dessicant, such as Wilt-Pruf, to spring or fall planted broadleaf evergreens and specimen conifers. Make sure temperatures are above 50 degrees. Newly planted Arborvitaes could be wrapped in burlap to protect from snow load.
As Fall rolls in we all know what plants we are going to buy, MUMS! Mums are the staple plant during the fall season because of their beautiful variety of colors. Colors include gold, white, burgundy, red, orange, pink, purple and yellow. Not only are the colors spectacular but their blooms last for weeks and weeks on end. Mums look great in mass planting’s as well in a container planting. When putting them in a container planting try adding other plants such as Kale, Cabbage, and grasses for a full fall effect. Continue reading Mums
Fall is a great time to plant trees, shrubs, bareroot perennials and bulbs.
Start pansy & viola seed for bloom next spring
Watch your compost pile. This is a good time to add an activator for brown leaves & lawn trimmings
Check your lawn for grub activity. Sure signs are brown patches of lawn with turf that you can peel back. Another sign is increased activity of skunks, raccoons and moles in your lawn. Treat with dylox, oftanol or diazinon to eliminate grubs.
Plant spring flowering bulbs. Plan on the end of this month. Fertilize and water in well.
Plant fall pansy, flowering cabbage and kale. They all love the cooler night temps that come with autumn in New England.
Fall is a great time to seed or re-seed your lawn. Keep grass seed moist until germination occurs. Add weed-free straw or salt marsh hay to hold seed in place.
Fall is right around the corner and it is a glorious time. The countryside is virtually exploding with oranges, reds, golds and yellows. This is a great time of the year to enjoy the out-of-doors. It is also a great time for fall gardens as autumn mums and perennials finish the season with a flourish. Continue reading Great Looks for Fall Color
Are you overloaded with new ideas for perennial beds and borders after visiting friends or public display gardens? Seen lots of unfamiliar and interesting new plants at the nursery? If so, fall is an excellent time to prepare fall garden beds for planting now or in the spring. The cooler temperatures, weaker sunlight and shorter days of fall mean less energy goes into top growth and more into establishing a strong root system. Planting in this area can usually continue through October. Continue reading Preparing Your Fall Garden Beds