Gardening for Fall

Fall can be the best season to do some gardening.

Fall can be the best season to do some gardening.
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Fall season is finally here! The season of pumpkin spice lattes, fiery yet calm tones, and the precedence of winter, many of us have been looking forward to fall due to its undeniable charm in captivating people. I know a lot of my colleagues at the local parish have been very excited and decided to do a lot of seasonal shopping. (I’ve done the same too!)

So what exactly should you do during the fall? Well, does gardening sound good to you? The season creates the perfect opportunity for cultivating plants among others. I talked about gardening in my last post, but this’ll be something more specific. Are you up for some fall gardening? Then allow me to give you some ideas!

 

Begin Planting

Obviously, a garden is never complete without plants!

Obviously, a garden is never complete without plants!
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Fall is the perfect time to develop a garden. The soil is much more moist, the weather paves the way for growth, and staying outside for the most part of the day won’t be too much of a chore for you. Trees and shrubs are ideal during the season, so take the opportunity to get down there and plant! As a way of being resourceful, use cuttings from shrubs. Cuttings are good for planting in such an abundant time of the year.

 

Do Some Trimming

The right bushes can be aesthetically pleasing when trimmed properly.

The right bushes can be aesthetically pleasing when trimmed properly.
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Trimming down bushes before winter comes will keep them compact. Regular trimming also helps in maintaining the plants’ aesthetics as they slowly shift to a more vibrant color scheme. Just imagine a bunch of well-trimmed bushes complementing the colors of the season!

 

Turn Leaves to Compost

Whenever you see a bunch of leaves, get a rake and gather them into a compost!

Whenever you see a bunch of leaves, get a rake and gather them into a compost!
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As expected, there will be a whole lot of falling leaves from trees during fall. Instead of simply sweeping them to one side, you may create a compost pit which you may use in your gardening later on. The compost produced will bring life to your plants!

 

Check for Earthworms

Not only do earthworms indicate fertile soil--they also help in cultivation!

Not only do earthworms indicate fertile soil–they also help in cultivation!
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A clear indication that the soil is fertile is when earthworms are present. Dig the soil for these helpful vermin just to make sure that the land is fit for planting.

 

If you have a lot of free time on your hands, better do some fall gardening! It’s a rewarding experience for anyone, especially those who wish to see various plants bloom before winter comes. I am excited how the gardens of my friends at the parish will turn out. I’ll be doing some gardening myself.

How about you? Are you ready for some gardening this season? Then you best get started!

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