October promises to be one of the most beautiful months of the year, and certainly one of the most pleasant in the garden! The temperatures begin to fall and already the first signs of fall are unmistakable. The trees start to change their color, something between deep and intense red yellow.
October is the perfect time to start preparing your garden for the arrival winter. This is your last chance to apply a fertilizer in your lawn before the onset of winter. Mow less frequently, and also raise the cutting height of your lawn mower. If you cut your grass too short, it will be less equipped to withstand the cold weather ahead.
If you want your Poinsettia to change color by Christmas, now is the time to start giving it 10 hours of light and 14 hours of darkness everyday.October is also the best time to plant some bulbs like hyacinths, crocus, and snowdrops. If you have Roses, they can re-flower until the first frost. Remove any old flowers from the bush, and weed around the rosebush.
If you have a vegetable patch, October is the time to harvest! If you still have any summer vegetables lioke Tomatoes, Zucchinis and Peppers in your kitchen garden, harvest them all now. If you have a Pumpkin patch, harvest pumpkins, carrots, turnips and beets when they reach maturity. You can use the pumpkins to decorate and also to make some lovely pumpkin pie. Get your front yard ready for Halloween!
Keep removing all fall leaves from your property, if you want it looking great. If you need any help with Fall Yard Cleanup, do not hesitate to call Dream Greener Landscape at 404-604-0799. We will be happy to take care of your lawn and garden, and get it ready to face the winter!