Although we pride ourselves on our design, installation and maintenance of landscapes, we do have clients who prefer to do the work and maintain it themselves. As the change in seasons has thrown us for a loop here in November, we thought we would take the time to help homeowners get a grasp on what to do in their gardens as the seasons gradually do change.
Each year, the USDA releases a map for each region that lays out plant hardiness and average temperature. Using these maps, which are specific for each area, you can better determine your planting schedule, as well as when you should start transitioning your garden over from one season to the next. These maps also help to determine when you should turn the soil, or when you should add a layer of mulch or compost to provide nutrients for winter.
Along with the use of these maps, we also like to urge people to plant in advance. In gardening, you need to think ahead to what will be in bloom for the next season. This requires knowing the difference between annuals and perennials as well as the ability to recognize that utilizing certain accents such as cabbage and corn stalks can create eye catching statement pieces.
The most important thing about a garden that will be in bloom season after season, is planning ahead. There is a time for planting bulbs so that they will bloom in the spring, there is a time to bring the plants in to avoid the frost. Using and becoming familiar with these maps and temperatures, specifically for your area can be the best tool to use in your garden!
HRLandscaping takes pride in our design and installation of our landscapes throughout the area. We also provide maintenance services which help us to ensure your landscape will look beautiful year round. If maps and pre planning just aren’t for you, contact us. With years of experience and knowledge in the landscaping business, we’ve got you covered season after season.