Whoa! Hold on! Just because the leaves are turning and the air is crisp, doesn’t mean your duties in the garden are over for the year. There is much to do to prepare for next year. Make your spring gardening easier by accomplishing many important tasks during the fall and early winter.
According to the Arbor Day Foundation, a newly planted tree’s best friend is mulch. But remember, a tree doesn’t want any junk on its trunk. Especially if that junk is mulch. Mulching always appears to be a task so straightforward that it’s hard to realize there are some essential techniques and important choices to consider.
Problems in the vegetable and flower garden can occur during summer’s hot weather. Not the least of which is blossom drop. It’s quite possibly one of the most heartbreaking events that can occur to the home gardener. The heat can cause stress to plants such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and squash. When the temperatures reach 90, plants will drop their blossoms and will not produce fruit. In addition, crops such as lettuce will bolt, meaning they will go to seed in hot weather. When plants bolt they become bitter and tough.