Pike Nurseries' Bryant Teefey joined Good Day Atlanta on Friday and had some tips on what you should be doing to prep your garden for the fall season.
In the Garden
Fall is for Planting! The mild fall weather makes it a great time to plant just about everything.When you plant in the fall it gives plants time to establish before the summer heat
Plant Perennials Now! Perennials come back year after year. Favorites include aster, helleborus, ornamental grass, and heuchera (coral bells).
Plant Spring Blooming Bulbs! Mix spring flowering bulbs like daffodils, tulips and more into your landscape and container gardens for a lovely show come early spring. Bulbs are easy – plant them pointy side up
Plant Annual Color!When temps cool down (usually in the middle or end of the month), plant cool season annuals like pansies and violas
Plant Food! There are several cool season vegetables that you can plant now and harvest throughout the fall. Try cabbage, lettuce, beets, turnips, spinach, radishes, collards and broccoli, and be sure to water thoroughly after planting.
For the Lawn
Prevent Winter Lawn Weeds! In the middle of the month apply Pike Crabgrass Preventer to prevent winter lawn weeds, and apply it to Bermuda, Zoysia and Centipede lawns
Time to Reseed or Lay Sod! Fall is the perfect time to reseed your lawn – especially fescue lawns or lay sod. Sod is available by the piece or pallet at Pike Nurseries; for a large order call ahead!
Watch the Water! As the humidity decreases you may need to adjust your watering frequency. If the plants are wilting, increase the watering. If you see yellow spots on the tips of the foliage, reduce watering.
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