Autumn is that time of the year that requires intense work in the garden to prepare it for the winter that is about to come. Although most of your flowers will stop blooming, you still need to care for them and there are plenty of great things to do in the garden to keep it beautiful and tidy. Check out these gardening ideas that will make your garden strong for the winter.
Try fall container gardens
Container gardening allows you to grow more than one type of plant into a container like a large pot, a wooden crate, or a plastic bucket. You can combine many plants into a container and the best part is that you won’t have to change the soil in the garden, given that different plants require different soil or watering. Just make sure you choose plants with similar needs so they will all last through the autumn.
Move your plants
Your strawberries and raspberries will stop blooming and fruiting in the autumn but they need some extra care that will guarantee they will offer fruits next year. Every three or four years, you must move these plants because they drain the soil from all its nutrients so it becomes useless. Remove some of the plants and only keep the young ones that will bloom for another couple of years.
Grow a vegetable garden
If you thought that you can’t grow any more produce in your garden during fall, you must know that you are wrong and there are many fruits and vegetables that will offer you rich harvests. You can enjoy lettuce, cabbage, carrots, radishes, cucumbers, peas, squash, pears, apples, and quince that will help you fill your pantry for the winter.
Plant perennials for autumn
Perennials are excellent for the autumn season because they offer stunning blooms for many weeks in a row and you can enhance the aspect of your garden with a variety of flowers. Try the Yellow Waxbells, the Pineapple Sage, Mums, Munkshoods, or Blazing Stars that will color your garden in the most beautiful and bright hues.