Did you know you could add mulch to your garden in the fall? When you mulch in the fall, your plants will be much happier and healthier in the spring. Even with winter on the way, your landscaping tasks won’t come to a sudden halt. Follow these fall mulching tips to power up your Pasadena garden.
Getting Your Plant Beds Ready
Our first fall mulching tip involves your plant beds. You may treasure what’ve you planted and cultivated in your garden over the summer. Whether your garden is full of vegetables or flowers, once fall comes, their blooms will droop, and the plants themselves will begin to die off. But once your crops have been harvested or your flowers have wilted, you can continue to use your garden. All you need to do is to get your plant beds ready for the fresh layer of mulch.
Our second fall mulching tip involves plant debris. You’ll want to start by getting rid of any remaining plant debris. This refuse will be leftovers from the flowers and vegetables you were growing. If they appear to be free of disease, feel free to reuse them for compost. If the debris seems diseased, you should discard it instead. Also, get rid of any weeds that you see. Next, you may have to rejuvenate your soil. For example, maybe garden lime can help refresh it. If you’re going to use leaves that have fallen from trees, be sure to grind them up or shred them before you use them as a base for your mulch.
What’s Living Mulch?
Unlike using dead plants and crops for mulch, you could also choose to use living mulch for your Pasadena garden. Instead of the dead plants going into your planting beds, you use live plants. These are unconventional options for mulch, especially if you want to reuse your leaves. But before you consider using living mulch instead of relying on mulch delivery from Lehnhoff’s Landscaping, here are some pros and cons to consider:
Pros: Living mulch is more attractive than leaf mulch. You also need to do less work getting living mulch ready.
Cons: However, getting leaf mulch is easy – and free! And while you won’t have to do as much work in the fall, you’ll have much more to do once spring returns.
Fall Mulching Tips and Mulch Delivery From Lehnhoff’s Landscaping
Whether you need skilled landscape design, outdoor lighting, dumpster rental, drainage solutions, or just about anything outside of your property taken care of, call the professionals at Lehnhoff’s Landscaping. We pride ourselves on our fantastic customer service, quality work, and personal touches. We can handle both small and large jobs and will be honored to work on your property. To get a quote and learn more about our services, contact us online or give us a call at (443) 921-5789. For pictures of our work and more lawn and home tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Google+.