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Fall Cleanup Advice

Fall Cleanup Advice

Over the last few years, the advice around this topic has changed considerably. We used to cleanup every last leaf, cut back all our plants, and make everything as tidy as possible. Whew, what a lot of work. Now we are beginning to understand that our gardens need to be a part of nature in order to thrive, and that our insects need our help. Now, the best advice is to clean up only as needed for the health of your plants. And, since most of our plants thrive perfectly happily in the wild with no help at all, that means minimal cleanup. But, there are a few tasks you should take care of in the fall.

  • Chaz Morenz
Why should I plant in the fall?

Why should I plant in the fall?

You may be starting to think about winter, and that the garden season is almost over. Not so fast! Now is the best time to plant many perennials. There are lots of good reasons to plant in the fall.
  • Chaz Morenz
Dead Heading:  You'll Be Grateful That You Did It

Dead Heading: You'll Be Grateful That You Did It

We seem to wait all winter for the garden to come up and to start to bloom, and then suddenly the show is over, the blossoms have faded, dried up, partly disintegrated. This is your clue. Now is the time for deadheading.
  • Chaz Morenz
24th of May or bust?

24th of May or bust?


  • MJ Hamilton
How to Plant your Perennials

How to Plant your Perennials

Dig a hole a the same depth and a little wider than the pot. Remove the plant from the pot and prepare it for planting.

 

  • Chaz Morenz
No Yard Waste Pickup? No Problem!

No Yard Waste Pickup? No Problem!

Here are some ideas for how you can handle the lack of yard waste pickup. Store it. Compost it. Chop and Drop it. Use it. Ignore it. At the end is a great video of what worms do with your garden litter, if you just give them a month or so.
  • Chaz Morenz