Change is in the air. Cool, crisp change. The first day of Fall is Monday, September 23rd, and I for one welcome it with open arms. Now, is a busy time in our yards and gardens as we take advantage of the perfect growing conditions and prepare for the winter ahead. As you know, ad-nauseum, Fall is the perfect time to plant, upgrade our landscapes, repair damaged lawns, plant bulbs, mums, kale, perennials, shrubs and trees. It’s not quite time to hunker down just yet; however, if you do nothing else this Fall, schedule a Fall Clean Up. It’s important to ready our yards and gardens for the dormant season by putting them to bed properly. Below are some Fall Clean Up tips:

• Harvest all usable vegetables and annuals.
• Remaining debris can be tilled into the soil or put into your compost pile.
• Remove weeds as they can harbor diseases and insects.
• Mulch beds.
• Cut back perennials and ornamental grasses.
• Established perennials can be divided.
• Prune deciduous trees after they go dormant.
• Late summer and fall flowering shrubs can be pruned after they go dormant.
• Remove leaves from lawns and landscaped areas.

Call Sweeney’s now to schedule your Fall Clean Up today! The schedule is filling up fast, so be sure to secure your space. You’ll be glad you did.

Plant of the Week

Sedum Thundercloud

Clusters of white, star-shaped flowers bloom in mass amongst gray-green foliage, resembling drifting clouds in the landscape. Flowers bloom June – September. Prefers full sun and dry soil. Grows in a mound 8-12″ tall and 8-12″ wide.

“There is a time in the last few days of summer when the ripeness of autumn fills the air.”

-Rudolfo Anaya

Best wishes,

Kim Sweeney