Plant­ing in the fall? It’s not too late!

Sackville Tribune - - REAL ESTATE -

Af­ter the last of the sea­son’s har­vest and be­fore the first frost, there are still many ways you can use plants of all kinds to en­hance the beauty of your out­door space. On that note, get your trow­els ready!

Bulbs

Make sure to plant au­tumn bulbs (cro­cuses, tulips, lilies, hy­acinths, snow­drops, etc.) in a rich and well-drained soil. Dig holes three times the height of your bulbs (with the ex­cep­tion of tulip bulbs that pre­fer to spend the win­ter one foot be­low the ground). For op­ti­mal re­sults, make sure to leave a space three times as large as each in­di­vid­ual bulb be­tween each plant.

Trees

Dig a hole deep enough to ac­com­mo­date for the tree’s root ball with a di­am­e­ter that’s twice as large as the lat­ter. Next, cut and re­move the pro­tec­tive layer of burlap on the top half of the root clump. Place the tree in the hole, fill the cav­ity with qual­ity soil and com­pact the earth. Psst! Did you know that gar­den cen­tres of­fer worth­while dis­counts on trees and shrubs in the fall? Take ad­van­tage be­fore it’s too late!

Peren­ni­als

Au­tumn is the per­fect sea­son for plant­ing pot­ted peren­ni­als sold in store. You can also take ad­van­tage of a beau­ti­ful cool day to di­vide your ex­ist­ing peren­ni­als. To do so, use a round me­tal shovel and fol­low these three sim­ple steps:

1.Plunge the shovel ver­ti­cally into the ground to avoid sev­er­ing the roots.

2.Loosen the roots on all sides us­ing re­peated move­ments with your shovel.

3.Sep­a­rate the roots with a gar­den­ing tool or spread­ing knife.

Once you’ve sep­a­rated and trans­planted your peren­ni­als, you’ll ob­tain new plants that will flour­ish in all their splen­dour come the warmer sea­son!

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