Fall Gardening in Middle Tennessee — 4 Simple Tips You Need to Know
The fall weather is slowly, but surely, approaching. As kids head back to school in just over a week or so, we’ll begin to experience cooler temperatures and the beautiful fall weather our area is known for. With the introduction of this weather, our gardening and lawn care practices need to adapt to accommodate cooler weather, less ‘sun time’, and even different insects!
You can never be too prepared for the fall weather, especially when it comes to tending your garden. Keep your Middle Tennessee garden and yard looking lively all throughout autumn with these gardening tips.
Aerate Your Lawn and Garden
In order to thrive, your lawn must be aerated to the water and nutrients to properly reach the roots. At the beginning of autumn, you can either use a garden fork for smaller yards or a walk-behind aerator on larger sized yards.
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Should you forget this crucial step, you’ll find that your yard won’t look quite as nice and your grass will ultimately be unhealthy.
The best time to add any type of tree or shrubbery to your landscape is in the fall. This allows the roots to grow and take root throughout the fall and winter months. By the time spring rolls back around, you’ll be pleased with the beautiful results!
Take Advantage of the Weather
Fall is the perfect time to reconstruct or remodel your garden. Due to the workable soil and warm temperatures, you can use the beautiful autumn weather as an excuse to add all sorts of items to your garden, including:
- Rock Gardens
- Concrete Pathways
- Additional Plants
- Statues and Decorations
- And More
Remember, if you add these items to your garden, you must properly care for them throughout the year to ensure an aesthetically appealing yard.
Not Spring Cleaning — Fall Cleaning
Throughout the season, trees will begin to wither away for the winter, leaves will fall, weeds will grow; it’s a part of nature’s plan. This means that you have to do your due diligence and maintain your yard. Common yard maintenance tasks include:
- Raking Leaves
- Mowing the Lawn
- Trimming Trees and Shrubbery
- Fertilizing the Lawn
- Applying Mulch
When you garden in the fall, what tips and tricks do you use to keep your yard looking pristine all year long? Let us know on Facebook!