Inexpensive Fall Gardening Techniques
For homeowners on a budget, there are several inexpensive fall gardening techniques that help make yards look stunning, while simultaneously not breaking the bank.
Autumn still features moderate temperatures, but generally slightly more rainfall than summer. This is an excellent time to plant shrubs, trees and other perennial plants. Soil is still warm in the beginning of autumn, which helps promote healthy root growth and establishes young plants. Many nurseries offer exceptional deals on end of year perennials.
Sod and Lawns
Since most lawns have perennial grass seed, reseeding lawns or laying sod in the autumn is the best time to plant, as it promotes healthy root growth and plenty of warm soil and water. Some companies offer discounted sod installation rates in the fall, since sod is more popular in the spring and summer months.
For the budget conscious gardener, autumn is the time to propagate plants. This means that many plants can be divided and a yard’s stock further increased with cuttings. When dividing mature perennials, not only do these offer healthy starts, but it also benefits the parent plant. This is also a great time to divide bulbs, as many bulbs, such as tulips, actually multiple each year.
With many garden centers offering the lowest prices of the year, homeowners can pick up a deal on gardening equipment, rakes, shovels, plants, bulb planters, pruners, grass trimmers and even lawn mowers.
Mulch and Compost
Fall is a great time to start an environmentally friendly compost pile. Compost piles can easily be started with autumn leads, yard debris and yard clippings. The only requirement for a compost bin is that the pile has adequate air circulation, which is required for the decomposing process. Mulching around shrubs and flowers helps to retain moisture, which is perfect for long, upcoming winters.
Fall is a great time to order supplies for patios or decks, including for landscaping makeovers. Consider ordering a supply of landscaping rocks, Utah bark, Utah landscaping gravel and other Utah landscaping supplies before the season runs out.
Utah Landscaping Supplies offers a wide assortment of affordable wholesale products, including bark, mulch, topsoil, sand, cobble, boulders, flagstone, feature elements, pergola kits and a nursery.
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