Now that fall is here, many Glen Burnie residents are taking the time to enjoy the changing colors of the leaves and the crisp air that has forced the heat of summer away. However, instead of neglecting and ignoring their Glen Burnie garden during the fall months, many homeowners understand that the fall season is the ideal time to prepare their garden for the spring.
The fall season is the best time for spring preparation for Glen Burnie gardeners. The soil is soft enough to easily plant bulbs while the weather is cool enough that the bulbs won’t begin to grow. If you begin preparations too soon, your bulbs could begin to sprout and then wilt as the temperature drops. If you wait to prepare, the soil could become too frozen to break through with a shovel. Use the fall to create the Glen Burnie garden of your dreams for next spring.
So what tips should residents keep in mind as they begin fall preparations for their Glen Burnie garden?
- Pick out bulbs that you wish to grow in the spring and begin planting them. Use Popsicle sticks to mark where you have planted the flowers and what kind of flower.
- Prune back shrubbery and remove any decomposing plants from your garden. This will allow sunlight to reach living plants and will help your garden look presentable even in the colder months.
- Take the time before the ground begins to freeze to water your trees and shrubs. These plants may not grow during the colder months, but they are still alive and in need of moisture.
- Use mulch to cover your garden and allow moisture to reach the soil.
Fall Preparation with Evergreen Gene’s
Evergreen Gene’s has been keeping Glen Burnie residents green for over 50 years. We make sure our employees are educated so they will feel comfortable answering any and all of your gardening and landscaping questions. You can view our portfolio here to see some of our best residential work. Stop in during our business hours of Monday-Saturday from 8:00a.m. till 6:00p.m. and Sunday from 8:00a.m. till 4:00p.m. Give us a call at 410-766-6877 to confirm our stock of flowers or to ask questions. You can also fill out our online form here for more information.