The light levels are starting to change, evenings are getting cooler and eager gardeners are already thinking about doing their fall cleanup and bed prep for winter. If you are one of those people, then you need to read this article.
There are a few mistakes that I see home and hobby gardeners make year after year that can be easily avoided.
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From tricking your patio out to keep winter weeds at bay to the big reason behind clearing the leaves from your lawn, gardening expert Carson Arthur brings his best tips on getting your outdoor space through fall.
Fall is all about the harvest from your garden. It also happens to be the best time to get ahead for spring! Carson Arthur shared his simple tricks and tips that you should be doing right now, to ensure you are making the most of their outdoor spaces.
The snap in the air signifies more than just the arrival of winter — it means that it’s officially time to clean out the perennial beds.
This can be a challenge even for the most experienced gardener because we always forget the specific treatment for any new species or plants that we’ve added to beds. Case in point — last fall I whacked a Russian sage to the ground, treating it like a regular sage, and almost killed it in the process. Total garden fail on my part.
For the novice gardener, there are a few options.
Every homeowner has an inventory of things to do outside when the warm weather finally hits. Cutting the lawn, weeding the garden, washing the windows and cleaning out the eaves always seem to be at the top of every list — including my own. Obviously lawn mowing in Nova Scotia isn’t happening just yet, but it will be, soon enough.
This year however, I adding a few new ‘must-do’ items that will go a long way to making my outdoor season more enjoyable.
Top-dress the lawn
Now, you’re probably saying that this is something you already do. This spring, I’m taking it one step further and reseeding my entire lawn!