To a lot of gardeners, the upcoming cool breeze might mark the end of the harvest. Although it generally means it’s too late to plant summer plants anymore, it doesn’t mean the joy of harvesting is over. If anything, there are several fall garden ideas you can do to celebrate the autumn season and prepare for spring. Here are 5 of them:
1. Replace worn-out plants with autumn plants
It’s inevitable that some summer plants will get worn-out during autumn, so it’s best to replace them with autumn plants. Several notable autumn season plants you can arrange are grasses, kale, mums, gourds, and pumpkins. And while you’re at it, try to apply fall garden designs like decorating arbors and lamp posts with cornstalks.
2. Shop some bargain plants
Local nursery tends to open end-of-season bargains, during which several expensive shrubs and trees are sold at a cheaper rate. If you’re planning to buy new plants, you’d best make use of the bargain hunt and keep the expensive plants for later seasons.
3. Relocate the plant beds
One of the most beneficial fall garden ideas you can implement right away is to separate and move the perennials to the greenhouse. Do it one at a time to keep the plants stable and healthy instead of moving them all at once. Also, add a bit more mulch to the garden beds to protect them during the winter season.
4. But keep some plants for the wildlife
However, remember to keep a handful of the perennials at the garden, particularly plants with seed heads. Asters, ornamental grasses, and coneflowers will keep the wildlife alive and happy during the autumn season.
5. Plan your garden ideas ahead of spring
Once you’ve done most of the aforementioned fall garden ideas, it’s time to finally plan ahead for the upcoming spring season. Take note of what has worked in your garden this year, and what still hasn’t worked. Also, consider improving and/or adding facilities for the garden, such as adding a miniature waterfall, path walk, or patio.
Of course, it’s always important to cherish autumn season with some exciting autumn season plants before winter. Enjoy this cool season while it lasts, and express your gratitude to nature with your additional hard work. And once the freezing season comes, you’ll be glad that all these fall garden ideas have been done to prepare for the upcoming spring.