Six Tips for a Vibrant Fall Garden and Landscape
With these six tips enjoy a vibrant Fall season garden and landscape.
1. Watering: As the weather cools, adjust your irrigation schedule to reduce watering frequency. Monitor rainfall and adjust your irrigation system accordingly to prevent overwatering.
2. Planting and maintenance: Autumn is an ideal time to plant new trees, shrubs, and flowers in Florida. Take advantage of the slightly cooler temperatures and ample rainfall. Also, remember to continue general maintenance tasks such as trimming, pruning, and removing any dead or diseased plant material.
3. Lawn care: Transitioning your lawn from summer to autumn requires some attention. Adjust your mowing height to let the grass grow a bit longer, which helps protect the roots and improves overall lawn health. And reduce the frequency of mowing.
4. Pest control: Fall is a prime time for pests like chinchbugs, armyworms, and mole crickets. Regularly inspect your landscape for signs of infestation, and promptly take action to control and prevent pest problems. Consider using environmentally friendly and safe pest control products to protect beneficial insects and wildlife. Rockaway agronomics staff stay on top of pest issues for our clients twelve months per year.
5. Mulching: Applying a layer of mulch around your trees, shrubs, and flower beds helps conserve moisture, control weeds, and regulate soil temperature. Refresh and replenish mulch regularly, as it naturally decomposes over time.
6. Seasonal flowers and vegetables: Take advantage of the mild fall weather in Florida by planting seasonal flowers and vegetables. Popular options for fall blooms include marigolds, petunias, and impatiens. For vegetables, consider planting crops like lettuce, broccoli, and carrots.
Florida’s climate can vary significantly from north to south, so it’s always a good idea to consult with local gardening or landscaping experts for specific guidance tailored to your region.
From our office in Atlantic Beach and satellites throughout Northeast Florida, Rockaway Inc proudly serves both commercial and residential landscape design, maintenance, lawn care, irrigation, and outdoor living carpentry client needs in Jacksonville, St Augustine, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, Nocatee, St. Johns, and Fernandina Beach.