This is our first autumn as homeowners and--as any good gardener knows--this season is prime time for garden clean-up and the ideal time to prepare for beautiful results the following spring.
So, let's gab about the fall garden, shall we?
My interest in gardening has grown by leaps and bounds recently thanks to my favorite bloggers: Loi, Rene and Lauren. Each seems to possess a preternatural green thumb. Their gardens are each a thing of beauty. I look forward to every time they blog about gardening!
(a snippet of Loi 's spectacular garden via Tone on Tone)Inspired by this trio, Adam and I have decided to buckle down and begin to transform our front garden. Here's how our home looked from the curb when we moved in January:
...and here's how it appears today:
So, over the next several weeks, we are planning to tackle several tasks in the garden.
Here are our gardening goals that we'll take on for the first time this autumn:
(via Meet Me in Philadelphia)1) Create crisp edges around our existing garden beds with our new Edge Hog landscape edger.
2) Complete a final round of weeding between our walkway stones. Fill gaps with crushed stone.
3) Plant a multitude of perennial bulbs, like lily of the valley and daffodils, in the lower garden.
4) Spread new grass seed and fertilizer to our lawn to treat crab grass and clover.
5) Apply a layer of fresh brown mulch over planted bulbs and around mature shrubs.
Along with these goals we'll complete a final round of shrub trimming and--of course--lots of leaf raking! You can bet that I'll be updating you all as we progress with these garden tasks this autumn.
What are your fall gardening plans? Is there any task we're missing on our goal list?
Any gardening tips would be majorly appreciated!