Fall & Early Winter Gardening
Most of the gardeners start packing their gardening tools as soon as the winter months commence. Fall is the time when we engage ourselves in cleaning the garden and gathering spent leaves and flowers. Fall and Early Winter can be a great time for planning and planting certain plants for the spring season.
There are many plants and vegetables that can be grown in the fall and early winter season and the best ones are bulbs that start blooming in late winter and early spring season to produce vibrant and colorful flowers. If you plan out well and plant selective flowering plants then the spring season will bring harmonious colors in your garden. Many plants can be grown by planting bulbs in the soil in autumn season. Some of the common plants that people prefer are Tulip, Lily, Daffodil, Iris, Anemone, Hyacinth, etc. These plants produce beautiful and attractive flowers that can add color to your garden.
You can further enhance the picturesque beauty of your garden by growing Chrysanthemums or Mums. Mums are very versatile flowers and they come in many varieties and colors. September happens to be the perfect month when you can plant Chrysanthemum varieties of your choice in the garden.
Fall is also the ideal time for pruning your shrubs and hedges after summer growth. Pruning will help the plant to initiate further growth in coming season and it will also contribute towards shaping up the plant. Mulching is another important activity for the fall and winter season. As the temperature starts to drop, the soil tends to get moist and freeze. The freezing soil can damage the roots and stem of plants and they can even die so mulching is required to maintain the soil temperature. You can use hay, crushed corn cobs, straw and wood chips as mulch for your garden.
Fall and winter season are undoubtedly great for planting many types of flowering plants in your garden. You can find a wide range of perennial and annual plants from a local nursery to plant in your home garden which can enhance its beauty to manifolds.