1. Plant Trees and Shrubs Now.
Deciduous trees and shrubs including apples and berries will produce as much as 80% of their annual root system expansion in fall, AFTER they lose their leaves. Don't miss this opportunity for amazing growth in your garden.(Trees and Shrubs 20% off and Buy-2-get-1-FREE fruit trees and berry bushes)
2. Plant Perennials Now.
Perennial flowers, herbs and vegetables will produce many more roots this fall. They'll rest in your soil over winter and rise with our natural spring schedule to produce far more bounty next summer. (Flowering perennials 30% off, perennial herbs and vegetables 50% off!)
3. Apply Biosol in Fall.
Biosol is a humus rich, natural and organic, slow-releasing fertilizer that improves soil while providing essential nutrients for plants and the billions of micro-allies that help plants thrive. For gardens, orchards, flowers, lawns, meadows and forests. (see coupon in newsletter...or sign-up for the next one)
4. Topdress Your Gardens.
Applying Gromulch, Bumpercrop or Black Forest Mulch over the soil between plants protects shallow roots, introduces composting microorganisms, ads humus and provides a perfect transition layer under coarser wood or bark mulches. Gardens with more mulch suffered far less in last winter's drought. (ALL mulches, composts and potting soils are buy-4-get-1-FREE through 9/17)
5. Go into winter with moist soil.
Make sure that after the plants have gone dormant, you continue to water occasionally to keep soil moisture plentiful. Your plants' expanding root systems need the moisture to keep on going long after the tops appear to be asleep. We often say water one-last-time around Thanksgiving but you may need to water after that.
Posted on Thu, September 6, 2012
by Eric Larusson filed under