The colors of flowers are more intense in fall. Annual and perennial flowers thrive in these conditions. They bloom vigorously. Fall is also a good time to grow perennial vegetables and fruits. Imagine the myriad of colors you’ll get to enjoy in your fall garden view by the pool or pond—such a vibrant yet peaceful world.
But, before you start, learn 3 things you need to know to grow a beautifulfall garden.
1. Know what to plant in a fall garden
Growing perennial herbs such as mint, thyme, oregano, sage, leeks, lemon balm, lavender, and rosemary in a fall garden allows the plants to develop a good root system and avoid stress from overexposure to heat. And if you are more into flowers, your fall garden will sure have flashing colors. Pansies, violas, petunias, snapdragons, callibrachoa, calendula will turn the garden into bright colors, even as the days get shorter. Don’t forget the perennial flowers such as Japanese anemones, perennial sunflowers (Helianthus), sedum, daisies, and chrysanthemums.
2. Make sure your plants get the right amount of sunlight
A lot of plants tolerate shade, but they still need the sun to grow well and beautifully. So, make sure you plant vegetables and flowers in a space where they can get a sufficient amount of sunlight. Check how many hours of sun your garden receives, and remember that it will be shorter in fall.
Whether it’s flowers, vegetables, or herbs, your plants need a good rooting system that allows them to absorb the nutrition they need to grow strong. Your plants need rich and well-drained soil.
If you plant a fall garden in the ground, repair the soil with organic fertilizers before you start planting and continue regularly throughout their growth. It’s always best to go with organic fertilizers. It’s environmentally friendly and cost you nothing when you make it by yourself from the organic kitchen waste.Those are the 3 basics you need to know to grow a beautiful fall garden. Happy gardening!