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Landscaping tips for the fall

Sunday, October 14th, 2018 by Sabrina Hunter

The beginning of fall is a good time to plant trees and shrubs before the ground freezes. The cooler weather and rain will put less stress on the delicate landscaping plants. So take advantage of the fall sales. Nurseries have to empty their shelves before winter. Don’t be afraid to ask the manager for further discounts.

Here is your last chance to enjoy your landscape before winter returns. So get ready to prune, plant and mulch and pull on your gloves with these tips to protect your yard.

Mulch your plants

Remember to mulch your plants in the fall. Landscaping experts say it is better to mulch in the fall than in the spring. At this time of the year, mulch helps to protect the roots from frost. Landscaping experts add that it also helps plants to keep its moisture during the dry winter.

Remove dead plants

Never prune plants in the fall because it promotes growth when plants should remain dormant. Before you return those pruning tools fall is the perfect time to tidy up your landscape before winter kicks in.

Remove dead annuals and parched perennials.Gently prune dead branches.

Wrap tender plants.

During the cold winter months, ice and heavy snow can snap your delicate shrubs. To protect your valuable landscaping plants from the winter elements:

Cover small plants with overturned buckets. Wrap hedges and shrubs in burlap garden fabric.

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