GLT's Grow: Autumn Garden Tasks

Sep 23, 2016

As autumn leaves start to turn, there's still much to be done in the landscape...
Credit Thales / Flickr via Creative Commons

Autumn has arrived, and it brought with it a to-do list that you shouldn't ignore.  Fall is prime time for planting, reviving a lawn and adding a splash of color.   No putting your feet up just yet, said Patrick Murphy, host of GLT's Grow.

  • If your lawn has bare spots, mild fall weather is a great time to do some seeding.
  • Bring in those tropical plants -- now!  Don't leave them out too late.
  • Dig up summer bulbs, like gladiolas.  Wrap them up and store them in your garage or garden shed.
  • Cover roses around the stem with about six to eight inches of mulch.
  • Start saving seeds for next spring.  Store in a cool, dry place.
  • Fall is a great time of year to plant trees.
  • Probably the most important thing to do is water.  Water, water, water!   Give your new plantings, seeds and bulbs a good long soaking drink before winter.