Fall is a busy season in the garden.
In many places, this time of year is defined by cooler temperatures and increased rainfall which makes it an ideal time to garden.
Here are five jobs I prioritize each autumn:
- Plant bulbs
- Plant trees and shrubs
- Prepare new planting areas and/or add mulch (chopped leaves are perfect!) to existing beds
- Sow seed for cool-weather plants like sweet peas, snapdragons, poppies, swiss chard, etc. (more about this to come for our Library!).
- Divide and propagate: I like to do this in very early fall so new divisions have a chance to settle in and grow roots before winter dormancy.