When summer winds down, that doesn’t mean your gardening does, too! Late summer is the perfect time to take another look at your backyard masterpiece and work to maintain it through the fall and winter months so it’s ready to, well, spring to life next spring!
Pardon the pun.
Here are a few tips on how to make sure that your backyard or garden isn’t a catastrophe when you return to it in a few months.
Tend the Lawn: You’ve been working so hard on it all summer, why stop now? Use a high-potassium fertilizer in the fall to get the lawn ready for the fall and winter dormant season.
Mow those Leaves: Those mowed leaves can feed your lawn! When they get too thick to mow, blow and rake them for compost or a leaf pile.
Clean up the Garden: Pull your leftover plants and compost them and do the same for weeds. Use compost to till your soil (or just some leftover leaves) so that it’s ready for later winter or spring planting.
Take Care of Equipment: There’s not a ton worse than going to start in on your backyard oasis in the spring only to find your equipment wasn’t properly stored for the winter or was put away dirty. Take that extra time now, it’ll be worth it.
Visit a Farmers’ Market: This isn’t necessarily about YOUR backyard. The Lehigh Valley is home to numerous farmers markets, including our favorite in downtown Easton! Go grab some fruits and veggies and maybe even some fall decorations for you home!
Call 610-865-1441 to a visit and our New Home Specialist will be happy to schedule a private showing of our new homes.