Get your landscape ready for winter when you tackle these simple tasks for fall clean up. It’s easy to knock out the list on a crisp fall weekend and enjoy all that fall has to offer.
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In the landscape, when leaves turn red, yellow, purple, and our favorite, orange, it’s a response to changes in temperature and increasingly longer nights. Plants receive this signal and stop producing food, causing the chlorophyll in the leaves to break down. Be inspired by the fall leaf palette and create your own rustic whiskey barrel garden.
Perennials need the wetter weather and cooler nighttime temperatures in fall to focus their energy on establishing roots. While annuals like impatiens and begonias bloom for just one season, perennials will die back in winter and return in spring.
Learn how to combine plants in your apartment garden for color, texture and ease. Consider bringing annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and succulents, all in cheery colors, to your balcony or patio while the weather is warm. In winter, many of the plants can be moved indoors.
Play with your plants when you create a container garden full of succulents and whimsical treasures. Follow our step-by-step instructions for a succulent garden in a planter.
Fill your landscape with colorful flowers and bold foliage that please the eye and give butterflies and other pollinators a place to park and soak up nectar.
Learn how to make tasty homemade pulled pork in your electric pressure cooker. Pressure cooking yields tender pork in less time than with an outdoor smoker.
When you start a fall garden, you give seeds a warm place to germinate and less chance of pest damage. Fall weather is generally wetter across the country, and more rain and moderate temperatures equals less watering from the garden hose.
When you save seeds this summer, you get more than food and flowers out of your garden. Saving the seeds from blooms and edibles gives you a greater connection to your garden.
Hot and humid summer days can be tough for your rose garden. Rose expert Chris Van Cleave, the Redneck Rosarian, offers his tips for getting roses through the hottest part of summer.
Learn how to can and preserve your garden’s harvest so you can enjoy the best of summer even in the middle of winter.
This summer, find relief from the heat with these timely ideas for keeping cool in the garden and on the patio.