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Fall Garden Essentials

Time to enjoy the vibrant colors of fall, plan for spring and get down in the dirt!

Fall is one of the best times to plant, plan and protect your garden.


Plant: Fall is one best times to plant hardy trees, shrubs, perennials, cold season veggies, grasses, ground covers and spring blooming bulbs. The ground is still warm allowing for the newly planted to get established while the winter rains hydrate roots. Plant sod or seed and apply organic fertilizer to your lawn & landscape (really important).

Plan: Design your garden, redo a bed or plan your spring garden. Make yourself a list of what you need to do and when. This saves you time and money in the long run. Research new varieties to try, build a greenhouse or cold frame and make raised vegetable beds. Organize your seed packages.

Protect: Apply Mulch like compost or other organic soil amendments 1-3” deep. This helps protect your plants roots from winter damage. Avoid heavy pruning in fall, best to wait until late winter. Irrigation systems need to be winterized, ask a professional when needed. Add a hose bib or spigot protector to all outdoor faucets. Bring in tools, wheel barrows and hoses to protect from freezing.

Learn more, take a class!

September 23rd, 2017 at Pierce College in Puyallup: Container Gardens for Fall (10-11:30) and Winter Garden Prep (12-1:30) each costs $29 includes handout and EBook.

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October 1st, 2017 at Zenith Holland Fall Planting & Evergreen Perennials (1-2pm) free

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