The 2023 Gardening year is slowing fast!
Time to think about 2024:
At this time we are almost closed out for the season, and thinking about a break.
Soil temps are dropping, and frosts are the order now.
Time to finish the last few outside tasks, and prepare plants for winter dormancy.
If weather is dry, try to make sure any new or evergreens do not desiccate.
Time is right now for evaluating the growing season, decide what worked, or not, to help guide next year, as the Spring orders and catalogs are next.
Anything you can do now, to ease the work list in Spring is beneficial.
Prepare any tender plants, or check Winter protection if you need to.
If the weather allows, many woody plants can be pruned, and some may benefit by avoiding winter damage .
Mulching and clean up can still be done.
Still time to order Spring bulbs, but be quick, it is last call on this....
[shipped in Fall 2023]
Preparing for Spring, and contracted work, the time to plan that is now, for Spring.
There is typically a lead-time, and calling a contractor next Spring may find them already booked, so the 'early bird catches the worm'!...
Best time to discuss design work is now, for next Spring installation.
Enjoy this season, and take a moment to enjoy the rewards, even though we can get a little crazy!
Take a Winter rest, and restore for Spring!
More to follow, but if you have questions, I will try to answer via email, [just use the contact page].....