After your plants have turned dry and brown it is time to cut them back. Be careful not to cut them too soon though. In order to prepare for winter, the roots will reabsorb all of the nutrients from the stems.
Perennial plants with woody stems, like Russian Sage, should not be cut all the way to the ground. Some less hardy species like to be tucked in with a layer of insulation like mulch to help them survive the winter.
Some shrubs should be pruned to the desired shape in the fall.
While you are out doing fall leaf clean-up cut away old branches and cut to the desired shape.
Stop into the nursery for more information on which shrubs can be pruned now.
Most deciduous trees can be pruned now and into early winter. When pruning make sure there are no areas where debris can accumulate as this can cause the tree to rot.
Not sure how to prune? No problem. Stop by the garden center and schedule an appointment for our pruning services.
Summer is coming to end, and it is time to put away the lawn mower. Before doing so, we highly recommend winterizing your rig. If any gas is left in the tank add a winterizer so it stays fresh through the winter. It would also be a good time to scrape any leftover debris from the bottom of the mower deck.
If your lawn needs a little boost, applying a fertilizing treatment this fall will help. If you are not already on our list, stop in today and find out how you can be added.
Not sure how to proceed or have questions? Stop by Heritage Hill Nursery Inc., and one of our representatives will be able to assist you.