Spring 2011 is Coming
While we enjoy the cooler Fall weather, it’s time to think about planting early Spring blooming bulbs to ensure your beautiful early Spring garden.
Red Impression Tulips, Scilla, and Narcissus are just a few of the bulbs we’re planting this Fall for our clients. When you know a river of red tulips, a burst of cool Scilla blue, and striking yellow Narcissus that will rival the sun’s brightness is waiting for you in very early Spring, winter becomes much more tolerable!
Enjoy Your Garden Through the Cold!
As cold fronts start to roll through, don’t turn your back on your garden! Our gardens are to be used and enjoyed year round, and you can take pleasure in your landscape and its healthy plants and various bright colors during all parts of the year.
Colder weather causes the water inside the plant to freeze, which ruptures cell walls and causes the plants to die. When this happens, it’s too late to save your plant. The trick is to stop the freezing of your plants before it starts, no matter what kind of plants you have.
The most important thing you can do to give your plants the best chance of making it through a cold snap is to mulch your garden now. Mulching will allow for moisture to be held in the plant’s roots while protecting and insulating the root system from sudden changes and bursts of cold weather.
An added bonus? The mulch will decompose and add vital nutirients to the soil, feeding your plants during the winter.
GardenWise’s J. Mark White is in very good company in the September issue of AARP The Magazine ( “the world’s largest-circulation magazine, with more than 47 million readers”) as writer Cathie Gandel shares Fall 2010 gardening tips from landscape experts and garden writers. Mark shares an easy to follow tip on reducing a lawn area by half and replacing it with groundcovers and perennial grasses. Come spring, you’ll have a more productive space, and here’s another “green” idea: take it a step further next year and reduce your already reduced lawn areas AGAIN by adding an area for vegetables. Talk about making your garden more productive and “green! ”
Be sure to check it out at AARP online.