Fall is the harvest season. Even if you planted flowers in your garden this year, you can still take a moment to appreciate all your efforts.
Then to make sure that gardening goes well the following year, you’ll need to prepare ahead. Preparing your garden for the fall is not as difficult as you might think either. You just need to follow a few simple steps to keep it in top shape.
Here are 4 simple steps that you can follow to easily prepare your garden for the fall.
1. Gather Any Vegetables
Before you start tidying up, you will need to think about gathering your vegetables. If you’ve planted any vegetables over the summer they will now be ready to harvest. Vegetables like pumpkins, cucumbers and tomatoes all ripen around this time. Make sure you harvest these before the cool weather hits. You don’t want to miss out on all your hard work and have the frost ruin your vegetable garden.
2. Clear Out Weeds
You should never let weeds linger over the winter in your garden. So, to prepare your garden for the fall you should clear these out. Start early so that you aren’t overwhelmed with weeding when the cool weather arrives.
If you wait too long the roots of the plants will also grow deeper and stronger. This will make it harder to effectively remove all the weeds. However, if you start weeding as early as possible you won’t be overwhelmed with weeding.
3. Tidy up the Garden
Next, you should look at your garden and decide the best areas to tidy up. For example, you might need to rake all the fallen leaves in your garden. Should you see any overgrown bushes, you will need to trim them as well. If you won’t have time to tidy your garden consider professional gardening services. A professional gardener will tidy your garden for fall expertly and efficiently.
Once you’re done tidying you can also take a soil test to ensure that the soil has the right pH value. You can also test for nutrient levels to ensure that come spring your soil will be all set for planting.
4. Keep Saplings Warm
Last but not least, you should keep your saplings in mind as they can be very delicate. You will need to keep them warm over the winter. To do this you can cover up their trunks with burlap material. This will help to protect the saplings so that they don’t freeze during the winter.
By following these 4 simple steps you should be able to easily prepare your garden for fall. Then come spring your garden will be all ready for you to begin planting again!