DIY At home
It’s time to welcome the cooler days and warm colors of fall! Below is your list of autumn-centric tasks for your garden.
Resist any major pruning renovations on early-blooming shrubs like lilac, big-leaf hydrangea (H. macrophylla), and rhododendron. These species have already created next years’ flower buds! For a full-list, click here >>>
New trees & shrubs this year? Continue to monitor soil moisture and hand water during times of little rainfall. It’s crucial for healthy root growth, so be vigilant until the ground freezes.
Before cutting perennials to the ground, determine which masses you’ll keep for pollinators and other wildlife.
It’s not too late! Adding 2-3” of leaf/bark/wood mulch moderates soil temps during the colder months, protecting root systems.