Fall

Fall Gardening Checklist

There are many gardening activities that should be done during the fall to ensure your plants stay healthy over the coming winter. Use the following list as a reference for what needs to be done!

  • Prune deciduous trees and shrubs, but not those that flower in spring.
  • Mulch garden beds with clay-buster and compost.
  • Pot up any herbs that are planted in the ground, to continue growing them in a sunny spot indoors once the temperatures cool.
  • Fall is a great season for planting! Plants are typically on sale in our outdoor sales yard and the ground is nice and warm- plants love it!
  • Divide overgrown perennials, including daylilies and iris.
  • Apply tree-wrap.
  • Water trees and shrubs deeply, right up to ground freeze, to help them through the winter and early spring.
  • Plant hardy, spring-flowering bulbs such as tulips and daffodils.
  • Rake and shred leaves.
  • Turn off water taps and store hoses and sprinklers.
  • Clean, sharpen, and store tools.
  • Put rose collars around roses. Fill the collars with mulch and/or built up soil to provide extra winter protection to the roots.
  • Apply fall lawn fertilizer.
  • Wrap newly-planted trees with inexpensive plastic tree-wraps to prevent rabbits from harming the bark over winter.
  • Stake and burlap-wrap evergreens such as cedar to prevent winter-burn and deer damage.
  • Remove all plants from container gardens. Remove the top 6-8″ of soil to leave room to insert potted fall mums.
  • Decorate the front door with pumpkins, fall mums, corn stalks, and natural wreaths.

Click here for a printable version of our Fall Gardening Checklist

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Phone: 204.895.7203
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