If you want your landscaping to look great next year, it’s time to start thinking about what you can do to prepare.
Some plants need a little extra in the late fall or winter to flourish in the spring!
Here are three tips for what you can do to help them out.
Tip one: Get rid of the annuals
Simple enough! They won’t come back anyway.
Get rid of them once they start to wilt.
Tip two: Plant bulbs for spring
If you want some beautiful tulips or daffodils in the spring, you should plant their bulbs in the fall.
Fullmers said, “Select your ideal spring color, remove your summer annuals, and plant your bulbs before the ground freezes. You can rest easy during the cold months knowing that the bulbs will spend the winter growing roots and preparing to bring in the spring with a showy, colorful display!”
It’s a good idea to pair this with step one – out with the old and in with the new!
Tip three: Mulch!
It’s common to apply new mulch in the spring, but a layer in the fall will help your plants over the winter.
Love Your Landscape said, “Mulching is an important control for erosion and loss of water. A 2-inch layer of mulch will reduce water loss and help maintain uniform soil temperature around the roots.”
All three of these steps can easily be accomplished with a quick trip to the store and no more than a few hours of work. You’ll thank yourself next year!