Gardening and Yard Care Tips for Late Summer and Early Fall
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However, here are some helpful gardening and yard care tips to help you get the most out of your yard in later in the summer, and into early autumn:
- Keep weeding your garden regularly to keep weeds at bay. They can grow quickly during the last few weeks of summer and will deprive your plants of nutrition and water. Remove weeds as soon as the ground is wet and the weeds are not too large. Morning weeding sessions following an overnight rain can be very effective.
- Photograph your garden while it is growing fully. They will aid you in remembering the plants you have planted and when and where. Rotation of your crops is a great method to reduce the risk of diseases as well as the impact of insects. If your tomato plants or flowers are crowded, take these photos to remind yourself of the proper spacing for next season’s.
- Take notes. This is the perfect time to get an outdoor notebook or computer file. Notify what you liked and what you would like to improve on as well as what you would like know before the next season, as well as any tools or equipment you will require for next year’s season.
- Gather squash and beans before they grow too large. If you have leftovers and you decide not to preserve or freeze the surplus to use later make sure you give it away. Many churches and food pantries take fresh fruits and vegetables to distribute to people who are in need.
- If you do not yet have an organic compost bin or pile, it is the perfect opportunity to begin! You will soon be able to harvest tomato plants and garden waste. The areas with lots of deciduous trees are likely to be covered in fallen leaves. It is easy to compost by using an organic composter!
- Plan to collect the most amount of fall leaves you are able to compost or keep. If you accumulate more than your compost pile or compost bin is able to handle, keep dry and shredded leaf in big garbage bins or bags. Then, shred them using shredders or a lawn mower, and ensure that they are dry throughout storage. The leaves that have been shredded could be used later to mulch your vegetable gardens and can also provide the required “brown” substance that your compost requires, in the event that it is flooded with “green” material.
- As autumn draws near, stay clear of the temptation to trim… other than the branches that are large and overlapping. They could break under the pressure of the wind or snow. Pruning encourages growth, and is not recommended when winter is approaching. Young, weak branches are more vulnerable to winter-related injury.
- Aerate and dethatch your lawn, if it is in need of it. The extremely dry summer we have all suffered has resulted in unusually excessive thatch build-up. It is important to dethatch and aerate your grass at least six weeks prior to the conclusion of the growing season to allow it the time to heal before winters into dormancy.
- Continue to mulch your vegetable and flower gardens all through the year. The combination of shredded dried leaves with grass clippings are a preferred. The leaves aid in preventing the grass clippings and grass from matting, while the grass clippings keep the leaves from flying away. Mulch can help to control weeds and also helps to in good condition to hold moisture. When mulch is decomposed, it can increase the fertility of your soil and increase its tilth.
- Plan to tidy up your garden once you are “done.” Gardening in a mess is not just eye-catching, they also contain more harmful bugs and diseases. Get rid of your annual and vegetable gardens before the ground gets frozen and you’ll be able to make fresh beginnings next year.