Renovating Your Landscape Beds


Are you ready for the season to be here? You are not alone. Many of us are prepared to enjoy being outside in our gardens. Typically, our weather in September is more tolerable and more pleasant so we want to work out in our gardens. Until then, continue weeding and deadheading as usual and remove any tired plants suffering from our August heat. Most importantly, be sure to take care of yourself here in August. Work in the morning before it gets too hot, stay hydrated, and keep a pad of paper to write down some things you want to do this fall.

I would hope that one thing you would like to do this fall is consider being open-minded about planting more native plants and planting more edible plants. Two strong gardening trends are planting native plants and converting some of your landscape beds into edible gardening. If you think about it, it’s not too hard to convince yourself to do so this fall.


Look at the idea of planting natives this fall. The main reason behind this trend is providing plants that support all our different pollinators. In addition, native plants have lower maintenance than other plants. Native plants require less maintenance when fertilizing, pruning, or spraying for insects.


September is the perfect time to plant cool crop vegetables like lettuce, spinach, kale, collards, broccoli, and others. Even if you don’t have a garden plot, you can still grow some vegetables around your landscape plants. These vegetables will add color, texture, and interest to your landscape, save money, and give you a great harvest of fall vegetables.

Come in to see us when you are ready. We have trucks arriving daily, bringing fresh shrubs and trees for the upcoming fall planting season.


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