By: Mitchell Knapp on August 6th, 2013
Whether we are ready to admit it or not, fall is quickly approaching. As the evening temperatures are starting to cool down, many changes are taking place in your yard. Soil temperatures are dropping, leaves on the trees are slowly changing colors, dew is forming on the lawn, and the dynamics of your gardens are all starting to change.
This time of year is ideal for both planning and planting. Anything that gets planted in the fall will establish a deeper route system and will experience minimal exterior growth. Natural dew forms on your yard from the warm days turning into cooler evening. Dew will produce on the grass, which promotes natural plant and tree growth, and will be especially beneficial to your lawn. This will allow specimens to flourish for the following season. This is the time of year to prepare your yard for it to be at its fullest potential.
A good key rule to keep in mind, is when football season arrives, it is mum planting time. It is considered the “football season plant.” Mums will last till Halloween, or through the first one or two frosts of the season. As that mum season ends, it is a good time to plant ornamental kale and cabbage. These will last you through the colder winter months to come.