Unfortunately, it is time to say goodbye to the fruits and flowers of summer.
Good news is…
There is still gardening fun ahead with planning and planting your spring garden while still keeping your current garden beautiful. Owner, Linda Mueller, gave a few of her own tips to help keep your garden gorgeous.
One important tip for fall gardening is focusing on color. A quick and easy way to add fall color is to buy pumpkins in various shapes and sizes. Put an arrangement by your front door and place the others in your garden beds to fill in those empty spots. Chrysanthemums are fabulous for fall color by your entrance or in your garden and the plants should come back next spring. Also, pansies, violas and sweet alyssum help to get some pretty fall blooms in planting beds and pots.
Make sure to deal with leaves. It is tempting to ignore the leaves that tumble from trees, but allowing them to pile up on a lawn can harm your grass. Using a leaf vac will make work quicker for dry leaves, plus it chops them into smaller pieces which are perfect for composting or using as mulch on planting beds or an empty vegetable garden.
September is the time to start garden cleanup but also keeping your garden looking good. Any compacted mulch should be fluffed up to look fresh. Annual flowers that are not looking their best should be removed along with any weeds to go to the compost bin. If you haven’t brought in your house plants, it would be good to do so before you turn on your heat so they have some time to adjust. But make sure to wash them first to get rid of pests!
Stop by the Castle to check out our gardens and feel free to talk to any of our gardeners around the property for more tips!