Cut Back Perennials
Fall is a great time to cut back your herbaceous perennials. Help wildlife by leaving a selection of plants to go to seed. Birds will flock to your garden for the winter treats.
Hedge Trimming Boxwoods, Cedars and Laurels
Hedges and shrubs stop growing at the end of fall. This is a great time to trim, as the shape will last for many months with out any new growth. You get the best value for service at this time of year.
Cut Back Flowering Shrubs
Prune shrubs back once they have finished flowering to create shape and structure.
After blooming is done, shrubs such as Rose of Sharon can be trimmed back to reduce the overall size. Prune up to ¼ of the crown height.
Bark Mulch Installation
Mulching: Keeps the moisture in the soil and reduces weeds in the spring
Covering the garden beds with decomposed mulch is by far the best money you can spend in your garden. Mulch retains moisture for the plants during the summer and keeps the roots warm in the winter. The mulch also breaks down and enriches the soil and looks really tidy.
Great Time to Add New Plants
Install cheap plants for an instant spring garden
Fall is a great time to purchase discounted perennials from your local nursery for your garden. As the soil is still warm the plants will establish in time for winter and once the spring warms your plants will come up.
Jessica Salvador is a Certified Landscape Horticulturist. She is Co-Owner of Higher Ground Gardens with Christian Kessner, a Certified Landscape Technician.