October and November are good months for gardening and landscaping. Professional care for the garden in the fall should include activities that will help to cultivate the soil, enrich it with useful substances and provide plant protection in the winter. Here is a list of some things a self-respecting gardener can and must do.
Preparation of the Soil in the Autumn in the Garden
Preparing the soil in the garden in the autumn is one of the most important areas. If the soil in your season is “not afraid” of the cold season and fescue or, for example, bluegrass grows on it, you should not waste your time in vain and try updating your lawn. However, it may take them a couple of weeks to get back. If the time has not yet been missed, then make sure that the pH of your soil is approximately 6.0-6.5.
Go ahead – and now you can add seeds if necessary. You can add the necessary nutrients after you receive your report. Keep seeds of new plants moist. You will probably need to water them little several times daily before the seeds sprout. Try to remove fallen leaves from the seeds without disturbing the grains themselves.
We Grow Vegetables Until Winter
Time to tidy up the summer garden. Many pests and diseases winter in the remains of old plants. Throw them out of your garden, take them to the compost pit, unless the remains are infected. Otherwise, take away such old plants from your site.
I would like to believe that you are currently growing some crops suitable for the cool season, such as broccoli, spinach, and lettuce. Pay attention to preparing the soil and shelters for these crops.
An ungrounded coating is very useful for such crops, as it gives several additional degrees of heat and provides frost protection for tender young seedlings. Most crops suitable for the cooler season can withstand even colder temperatures — even more than you can imagine.
In addition, their taste from this can be even better after a few light touches of frost. If you have never had an autumn vegetable garden, you are missing out on real pleasure.
We Form Landscape Design
Autumn is definitely the best time of year to plant trees or shrubs. The soil is still warm enough to allow the roots to grow actively, and the “demand” for leaf growth is falling. Trees and shrubs planted in the fall have months to develop a healthy root system before the hot season of next year. Caring for a garden in the fall may include landscaping.
Make sure your new plants are watered. Dry winds of cool weather can quickly dry plants. Check the soil moisture frequently and water if necessary. When planting new plants, provide them with water once a week in the absence of rain.
Preparing a Fertilizer from Leaves
Do not throw away fallen leaves. My only most important task at this time of the year is raking into a pile of all my and neighboring leaves. As the saying goes, what is rubbish for one is a treasure for another. My neighbors are happy to sell their leaves. I will share the secret of how to make high-quality fertilizer from leaves.
Leave the leaves on the grass and walk on them with a mower. This allows you to cut them into small pieces, which are then raked into the holes. They decompose quickly and are a good organic soil supplement. They also perform a dual-task, serving as an important layer of mulch in the winter.
Do Not Forget About Flowers for Next Summer
Plant flower bulbs, or at least store them in a cool, dry place, such as a refrigerator. In cooler climates, plant in October. In the southern climate, the best time for planting bulbs is in the middle and second half of November. Tulips, daffodils, crocus (saffron), irises and hyacinths are an excellent choice in order to revitalize your garden with new flowers. It is also an ideal time for dividing perennials and planting seeds of perennials in the next spring.
At this, the main garden care in the fall can be considered complete. Now you should prepare for the next planting season.