Build shadow boxes for an ever-changing display of flowers and foliage. Use your fence or an exterior wall to create this vertical garden.
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Garlic is perfect for small-space gardeners with sunny balconies and porches. Begin planting now and look forward to fresh, homegrown garlic in the months ahead.
Don’t let an unappealing area or unsightly fixture like a septic tank cover ruin your view of your well-manicured landscape, cover it up! Follow this DIY and build a raised planter customized to conceal a vent pipe, water meter, septic cover and more.
Take advantage of cooler days to maintain your home and yard this fall. Begin with this checklist of fall landcaping chores.
Cucumbers like their feet in the shade and their fruit in the sun. For a successful cucumber harvest, include a trellis for the tendrils to curl around and keep the fruit off the ground. Cucumber tendrils like the rough feel of twine, so any trellis that includes support from jute twine works best.
Blue bachelor buttons and pink cosmos are so easy to grow that they are often used in roadside plantings, but the plants will grow faster and stronger in a well-prepared garden bed. Pick up tips for growing these easy annuals.
Enjoy the fall harvest longer when you learn how to properly store your garden vegetables, from roots like carrots to leafy greens.
Fall is the time to plant tulips, the bulbs treasured for centuries for their spectacular beauty. Tulips put on a colorful show in mid-spring, after most daffodils have faded but before perennials and shrubs burst into bloom.
Give your trees some extra protection when you add mulch. With new or established trees, mulch helps hold moisture in the soil and suppresses weeds and grass that compete for water and nutrients.
Fall is the time to plant bulbs. Try tucking them in clusters in spots around the yard, so you’ll have plenty of flowers to enjoy in the garden, and extras to cut for vases.
Start your fall garden now for success and a longer growing season. Don’t forget to prep!
Check out these 6 ways to fight fall garden pests.