Fall Into Gardening!

By: Lindsey Day Email
By: Lindsey Day Email

Autumn is less than a week away! We have just the thing that you can do to celebrate the new season! Fall is an optimal time to spruce up your yard. It can be as simple as picking up one of these instant patio plants and taking it home. "The weather is less severe than it is here in the summer. There's plantings for fall and you can plant also for the seasons to come in winter and spring," says Tallahassee Nurseries worker Kathy Peters.

Marigolds, sedums, and mums are are great for fall. Cabbage, broccoli, and greens are the best veggies to plant now. Instead of going to the grocery store, you can handpick veggies in your own back yard! You can also use your garden to relax. "This is a particularly nice time for me to get outside in the garden to read the paper on the back porch and enjoy North Florida," says Peters.

If you're going to do it, you want to do it right. Workers from Tallahassee Nurseries give us the dirt on how to garden for success! A good soil and fertilizer can make a huge difference. They say watering is key, especially the first 2 weeks. And don't just give it a light sprinkle, give it a good soaking! Sales representative Rick Smarz says, "Another great tip would be to get a moisture sensor with some newer landscape to help determine whether you're giving it adequate water."

A garden can complete any home. "It's almost like having a picture frame without a picture ... not having the landscape," says Smarz. While the weather is so nice, it's finally time to get out and garden!

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