Even though the summer is now drawing to a close here in Knoxville, your flower beds can still “wow”.
Don’t let your flowers take the season off! Offer your landscaping a refresher this fall to ensure beautiful, healthy plants all year round. Here are a few tips to get you started:
After a long season of healthy growth and abundant rain, all kinds of perennial landscaping could use some pruning to keep them healthy, and at the perfect size for your home’s aesthetic.
Pruning helps keep plants healthy and looking their best! Make sure to get rid of any dead or diseased leaves so they don’t spread to other plants nearby. Also, prune back any branches that are touching other plants so they don’t get infected with disease too.
Pruning plants in the fall also helps keep them healthy and strong throughout the winter months. Make sure you don’t cut off any flowers or berries though because those are needed for next year’s growth!
Not only does mulch dramatically increase curb appeal any time of year, but mulch is also great for keeping plants warm during the winter months. It also keeps moisture in the soil so your plants won’t dry out as easily. Just make sure that it doesn’t get too wet or moldy because this will cause more harm than good!
If you want to make any additions to your flower beds and landscaping for next year, now is the perfect time to start considering what bulbs to purchase, where to put them, and how your landscaping will look next season.
Plant bulbs in the fall so they have plenty of time to grow before spring comes around! These include things like tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths which make for beautiful flowers when they bloom in the warmer spring weather!
Just make sure you choose ones that will be able to survive our cold winters here in Knox County and surrounding areas!