Posted on Nov 2 2011 at 09:19:30 AM in Hobby
Many people believe that gardening season is over once summer has passed, but fall is a great time to plant shrubs and trees, many types of flowers, especially bulbs, and even some vegetables.
Gardening Islington suggest you to plan a day for fall planting, before it’s too cold to enjoy the outdoors, and when spring arrives, you will be rewarded for your efforts.
Trees and Shrubs
Trees and shrubs purchased at your local nursery will often be in small containers. Before you plant, remove the container, and if the tree or shrub is wrapped in burlap, make sure to remove it. When you have decided on the ideal spot to plant, dig a hole and add some peat moss to the bottom; water it slightly. The peat moss will encourage growth of the plant or shrub.
After you have prepared the hole, put the plant in the hole and fill in with good soil and more peat moss. Pack the soil around the roots. Be sure you water the plant daily until the ground freezes. Watering the plant thoroughly before a frost allows it take hold before winter and helps it survive the colder months.
Those located in warmer climates can still plant flowers, such as marigolds and mums. These flowers, available in an array of gorgeous colors, will bloom up until frost. They can also be planted in containers and brought inside when the colder weather arrives.
Fall is, of course, the ideal time to plant bulbs, such as daffodils, jonquils, tulips, and hyacinths. Bulbs should be planted in a location that gets at least six hours of sunlight a day. Gardening Ealing suggest you to plant bulbs at the base of a tree, which works well, because they will bloom before the trees start getting their leaves.
Before planting bulbs, prepare the soil by working in a good fertilizer. Because the depth for planting bulbs varies, read the instructions on the package to determine how deep to dig the hole. When planting bulbs, ensure that you have the top side facing up. Tap the soil down and water thoroughly, then cover with mulch, such as leaves or straw, for protection.
A few vegetables can be planted in fall, such as garlic, pleas, and greens. Peas planted by early November will ensure a crop the following spring. Leafy greens can be planted in locations that temperatures stay slightly above freezing. Garlic planted now will be ready the following summer.