This summer feels hotter than ever and your plants are likely showing signs of overheating! If you’re as ready for Fall as we are, you are in the right place. It’s time to prepare our gardens for the new season, so we’ve gathered fall gardening tips to get your space in tip-top shape!
A new season is all about planning. If your family has a lot of travel plans scheduled, or you’re busy at work planning 2022, you might need to simplify and consider an easy-to-maintain fall garden.
For those who want to get their hands dirty frequently, now is the time to plan what you want to harvest from your own yard. Always be sure to check the specific hardiness zone for your home, then get started planning and planting!
Fall is all about creating depth. You can easily bring that design element into your home’s landscape design with a few tips like the ones shared below. Happy Gardening!
Fall Gardening Tips: Make Space
Before we know it, cooler weather will be here and our plants won’t have to combat these long, hot days. Consider this the perfect time for “out with the old and in with the new''. It’s time to make space for new plants that thrive in cooler weather. Take the “annuals” name to heart and remove dying summer foliage. This will make space for plants that can withstand crisp air. Clear out weeds and any plant debris and plot out your planters and plant beds with warm-colored flowers and plants with lots of texture.
Pro Tip | No one likes it, but it must be done: remove all of the old, rotten, dying plants, flowers, and leaves. Get your recyclable garbage bags ready and just clear, clear, clear. Depending on the size of your lawn and garden, this might take a few days. On the bright side, it will create a big impact, even though it’s all about removing things! For a playful approach, take a “before” and “after” photo and show off your squeaky clean garden beds to your friends.
Plan for Plants: Fall Lowcountry Gardening Tips
Now for the fun part: Shopping and gathering new plants and vegetables that will thrive in cooler weather. If harvesting is the direction you want to go, dark leafy greens should do well from seeds this time of year. Start to plan what you want to harvest in two to three months like brussels sprouts, collard greens, kale, cauliflower, and carrots. These fall veggies are great staples to add to any garden.
If you’re not planning to harvest and just want to add lovely plantings, consider using the pots you have and just swapping out with fresh soil and new fall plants. Rich colors will add texture and interest around your home. Potted plants are easy to control the growth since they are contained and watering frequency relies on humans! Of course, a fall staple like Chrysanthemums offers a variety of colors, availability, and ease of care. Just remember they need a lot of sun and rich soil.
Pro Tip | When in doubt, plant in individual pots and cluster lots of plants together. This will immediately add depth and texture to your home’s facade, even if it’s the same flower in several colors.
Lowcountry Garden Tips for Fall: Keep up the Maintenance
Fall brings cooler air and with the new seasonal atmosphere, leaves become one big mess on the ground. Make it a routine (or shell out the extra dollars for the lawn crew) to rake and remove the fallen leaves from the lawn. While a lot of leaves on the ground can make your home look like the front of a Hallmark greeting card, they actually cause a lot of issues. Your lawn needs to breathe in the last bit of consistent warmth and sun to survive the colder winter months.
Tip: Make a plan for the leaves and stick to it for best results and a healthy lawn. In the plan, consider adding tips of the watering schedule, as some bushes, shrubs, and other elements may still need to be watered regularly.
Fall is around the corner and will be here before we know summer is ending. Prepare your yard with our fall gardening tips:
Make room for the new items and clearing out annuals, weeds, leaves, and more.
Think ahead of what you want to harvest in your edible garden. Plan the time to plant the seeds. If foliage and texture is what you’re looking for, check out planter combos from local nurseries to add to pots on your porches.
Create and stick to a maintenance plan for your lawn.
Which of these fall gardening is most needed in your home’s landscape design? What tip will you tackle first?
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