You did it. You survived the spring and summer and are probably enjoying the fruits of your labors, literally! Now that fall is upon us, there are a few things you can do in your garden, which I will address briefly below, but more importantly this is the perfect time of year to focus your attention on your landscape!
Garden To Do’s:
September and October are the best months to work on your landscape. The soil temperatures are still warm encouraging great root growth, but the air temperatures are cooling so that there is little heat stress or drought stress on your plants. Unless you have bare root trees and shrubs, you should focus your energy on your landscape in the fall and spend the spring in your flower or vegetable garden.
Landscape To Do’s:
Remember to always have fun in the garden, no matter the season.
Dianne has bachelors’ and master’s degrees from BYU in Horticulture Science and Agronomy (Soil Fertility) and a doctorate degree from NC State in Crop Science and Ecology. She worked in the nursery industry and educational field, but recently left a job working for the NC Department of Agriculture doing on farm consultations for producers of hogs to strawberries, row crops to golf courses. She lives in Cedar Hills with her husband and two daughters trying to find ways to share her passion of plants and soils with others.