Ron Kujavsky – Stop Labor Day as the gardening season ends

Throughout history, there have been many versions of what we call the calendar. It is known as the Gregorian calendar, which we now accept to guide us during the year. It not only keeps track of birthdays, holidays, and other events related to our daily lives, but also tells us when spring, summer, fall, and winter begin. But we gardeners work on a slightly different calendar, in which case, it reminds us that summer is the beginning of summer gardening. Our focus is on planting. On the other hand, Labor Day is often seen as the beginning of a fall when the focus is on collecting and cleaning the garden. If that is your only concern, this is a great time to plant and you will miss out on a golden opportunity to return the calendar.

Many people realize the fall when spring bulbs are planted, but what else to plant, especially now that the fall has not yet begun? For one, this is a great time to plant new lawns or to renovate and renovate old ones. Note that just as grass changes its color to brown and the grass responds to hot and often dry summers, the grass grows well in the cold and normally wet months of spring and autumn. Therefore, it is reasonable to sow grass when the grass grows better.

This is a good time to plant grown containers and trees and shrubs and lots of vegetation. Although these plants do not produce any new shoots, they grow new roots. The reason for this growth is that, despite the cold weather, the soil is warm for most of this month and until the beginning of harvest. Also, short days and cold temperatures encourage plants to fall asleep. During this time, food is transferred from the root to the roots in the form of sugar and other carbohydrates.

There are other reasons why you might give up dreaming of falling asleep or watch zombies in front of the TV while watching football. Cool air supports soil moisture, reduces pest and disease pressure, and creates more enjoyable working conditions. If that is not enough to motivate some spring planting, many retail centers and nurseries will need to reduce their stockpile before winter so that they can offer better discounts on plant purchases.

Celebrate Labor Day by participating in these labor activities –

Wood chip cutting Arund tree

Now is the time to apply a 2-5 to 4 inch deep wood chip mix around newly planted trees and shrubs.

  • Dig trees and shrubs 2 to 3 times wider than the base ball, but not deeper than the base ball. Loosening the soil at the bottom of the pit can lead to a great deal of stability for the tree or shrub. If the soil is not well drained, keep the hole slightly lower until the ground ball reaches an inch or two above ground level.
  • Apply 2-5 to 4 inches deep wood chips around newly planted trees and shrubs. Never store a very deep layer around a tree trunk or shrub, this is often called volcanic eruption due to the shape of the volcano. Also, leave a few inches between the mule and the stem.
  • With some fertilizer, a little superphosphate, and organic fertilizer work like a cotton crop and adjust the soil where the plants grow.
  • Continue to harvest around fruit trees and other softwood trees in the fall. Maintaining grass and weeds allows mice and woodpeckers, who like to chew on tree bark, to move to another location.
  • Trim the colorless flower borders by planting chrysanthemums. Although the early birds chose many of the best plants, there is still a good supply in most gardens.
  • Keep an eye out for summer flower bulbs, including Gliolus, Tourism Begonia, dahlias, calendulas, and cannons. When the leaves turn yellow, or before the predicted snow, dig in the bulbs, stems, or rhizomes of these summer flowers. Dry the bulbs, remove sticky soil, trim the brown shoots, and store the bulbs in a cool, dry, airy place. Be sure to name each bulb, including the color note.
  • Check window frames to see if they need to be dragged or printed. This is not only to keep you warm this winter, but also to protect you from insects that need shelter.
  • Fertilizer. There is no better time than now. If you have pits or your soil is sandy, use at least 50 percent nitrogen fertilizer in a slow release form.
  • Buy some straw while you are still there. After this fall, straw is needed for pruning freshly planted garlic, as well as for harvesting carrots and other root crops during the winter. Straw is also needed to cover the strawberry beds in November.


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