Summer's Heat has given way to Autumn cooler temperatures, let's review ways to get your garden ready for the oncoming cold that is sure to happen.
Autumn is that wonderful time of year when the weather gets a little cooler and the days start to have a little bite in them. Leaves are turning those beautiful shades of yellow, gold, orange, and red. Everywhere the eye goes, it's a myriad of beautiful colors to keep us all in Awe! What a wonderful mystical, beautiful time of year. The Maker's paintbrush is never still and our picture changes daily.
|Everyday, I look out over my balcony and the trees are changing colors from one day to the next. Yesterday the leaves were all green and today it seems that they are turning shades of gold, red, browns and oranges. One day makes such a difference.|
|It's also time to get cracking on the Autumn garden chores!|
Cooler Days and changing colors are a shock to the system after all of summer's warm days. Time moves on and these changes are a gardener's Alarm Clock, because the next thing is garden cleanup before the winds of winter come.
Don't fret! Garden cleanup is easier than you think. You just need the right tools and the right attitude and your job will be done lickety split!
Because Autumn is also the time for Halloween, we can do two things at once! By using our leaves in funky Halloween decorator bags, we now have our glorious pumpkin display all done. Or if you prefer you can also make crazy spiders and pumpkins to give all the kids a good chuckle. Packing those bags will be child's play after raking them all together and then using our monster hands to stuff the bags. Now after all the festivities are over, don't throw all those beautiful leaves away. Use a chipper/grinder to make the world's easiest and best mulch for your garden beds. The extras can go into the composter along with the worms and everyone will be happy! You won't believe the work that those worms will do in the composter. Even in the winter months, those worms are working away. The beauty of a compost heap is that it will remain warm all winter long. The worms will be happy and so will you when you see what they accomplish while you are inside staying toasty warm.
Autumn is also a great time to buy yourself a new pair of gloves, because I'm sure the ones you started out with in the spring have seen better days, and they just might be on sale at this time of year. You know you will always use them.
I hope you take the time to enjoy the changing of the seasons and preparing your gardens for the Spring of 2018! In planting for the spring, you give everyone a reason to hope for the future and the brightness of your fabulous garden to come.
All pictures are courtesy of Pixabay.
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