Give all of your plants a good drink, especially your trees. Their roots need plenty of moisture to make it through the upcoming months.
Order from catalogs or visit garden stores early for best selection.
Test Garden Tip: If deer or rabbits are a problem in your area, select pest-resistant bulbs such as daffodils, Siberian squill, and fritillaria.
Learn about some of the best spring-blooming bulbs.
Discover more bulbs that pests leave be.
Fallen rose foliage can give diseases a safe place to overwinter and create problems in your garden next year.
Learn more about getting your roses ready for winter.
Early fall planting gives new plants enough time to get their roots established before winter.
Get tips for planting trees and shrubs.
How to Plant a Tree
-Trees add years of beauty to your landscape and help shade your house keeping it cooler around the summer and attract birds as well. It's pretty easy to plant a tree. Just follow these simple steps for success. First off, make sure you're planting your tree in the best possible spot. Pay attention to the size of the tree so that it doesn't end up outgrowing it space. Also note the growing conditions ensuring the tree is compatible to your soil type, the amount of sun and shade they gets, and other climate factors. Once you place your tree, mark a hole about twice as wide as the pot. We find it easy to leave the tree in place then start your circle removing the side in 1 or 2 pieces and then digging up the trail. One of the most important things to pay attention to when you're planting your tree is making sure the tree's planting hole is about as the opposite farthest hole. Avoid digging the hole too deeply. It's more work for you and harmful to the old tree. As you drop your tree into the hole, loosen the root balls spreading up the roots. This is important too. The tree roots grow in circles inside the pot. They continue to grow that way and eventually strangle your tree. After your tree is placed, fill the hole with the soil you dug from it. Resist the urge to fill it with better soil. You don't want to create a pocket for your tree's roots that they don't want to grow out of. Water you tree well and cover the soil with a couple of inches of mulch. This keeps the soil cool and moist as your tree gets established.
Once your summer blooms fade, add color to your garden with fall annuals, such as mums, pansies, and ornamental kale.
Beautify your yard with our fall container garden ideas.
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