Great Fall Gardening Tips
- October 15, 2022
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Remove all plant matter from your garden soil in order to mitigate pests and diseases. Till the soil with care. This will help reduce weeds. If your soil has tested low in pH levels, this is the time to apply lime. Waiting for spring won’t help next season’s vegetable crop.
Mulched leaves will protect the soil from Wisconsin’s tough winters, and they’ll also keep it moist and cool in the summer. Mulching also helps to prevent erosion and weed growth.
Things have changed. More and more gardeners are leaving dead plants, flowers and seed heads until spring. These provide shelter and food sources for wildlife like birds, bees, insects and ground dwelling animals. If you aren’t going to mulch your perennial beds, do not remove spent plants. Perennial root structures need protection.
Deep root fertilizing encourages growth and spread of root structures. You’ll also want to prune as the temperatures drop and sap flow slow and/or stops.
Slowing how often and how much you water your trees and shrubs in early fall will send a signal that winter is coming, which will slow new growth.
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