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