Four Fall Gardening Tips


As the weather begins to cool down, the days are shorter and the nights are longer. It’s a good time to start planning your garden and lawn for next year.

A lot of people think that gardening is only for spring and summer. But there are many things you can do this fall that will give you a head start on next season’s garden.

Planning Your Fall Garden

Fall is a great time to plan your garden. If you’re looking for a head start on spring, fall is an ideal time to plant your garden. Fall planting can be done by those who don’t live in the north because it is not too cold yet, but it does get quite cold in some parts of the country. For example, if you live in California and want to grow strawberries or tomatoes, then fall would be a good time to do so as long as it doesn’t get too cold where you live.

The advantages of fall gardening are:

  • You can add extra fertilizer into your soil before winter sets in and this will give plants needed nutrients during winter months when they aren’t getting any light from outside sources such as the sun;
  • It allows adequate drainage since most of the rain has stopped falling at this point and temperatures are usually cooler than during summer months;

Using Cover Crops to Protect Your Soil

Cover crops are a great way to protect your soil and keep it healthy. They can help prevent erosion, block weed growth, retain nutrients, and retain moisture in the soil.

Cover crops are an excellent idea if you want to keep your garden growing during the fall season. These plants will help protect your existing vegetables from drying out during winter months and make sure that weeds do not take over when they appear in spring!

Reseeding Bare Spots in Your Lawn

  • Spotting Bare Spots

Bare spots in your lawn are not only unsightly, but they can also impact the health of your lawn. The best way to spot a bare spot is by walking around and looking at it from different angles. If you have trouble seeing a bare spot, try using a pair of binoculars or a telephoto lens on your camera to get an up-close look at the area in question.

  • Reseeding Bare Spots

If you find one or two small bare spots in your lawn, reseeding them is easy enough; however, if there are many bare spots throughout most of your yard, reseeding may not be worth your time (or money). Instead, consider mowing more frequently so that sun can reach all areas equally. Oftentimes people don’t realize how much sunlight their grass actually needs until they start having problems with it!

Planting Bulbs for Spring

Planting bulbs is an easy way to create a show-stopping spring display. Although it takes some patience and care, the payoff is well worth it.

To plant bulbs, first prepare the soil by loosening it and removing any weeds or debris that may be present. Next, dig a hole about three times as deep as the bulb is tall (a good rule of thumb for most spring blooming bulbs) and about twice as wide. Place your bulb in this hole so that only half remains above ground level. If you are planting multiple bulbs in one area, space them out evenly from 2-4 inches apart depending on how big they are. Cover with soil until the top of your bulb just barely protrudes above ground level (it should not be showing). Add water immediately after planting to get things going!

Fall is a good time to start planning your garden and lawn

Fall is a great time to start planning your spring garden. It’s also a good time to plan your lawn, so that you can prepare for winter and make sure it looks great when spring comes around.

If you’re not sure what kind of garden or lawn would be best for you, don’t worry! There are lots of resources available online or in person that will help you decide what works best for your home and lifestyle. You can even talk with other people who have already done these projects themselves to learn from their experiences—one thing I learned was how much work goes into making sure there’s enough sun exposure before trying to plant anything!


We hope these tips help you to plan a beautiful fall garden.

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