Green living fall lawn and garden tips

End Of Summer Lawn & Garden Tips

It may not seem like it with all this heat, but summer is coming to an end. As you pack up bathing suits and pool floaties and get the kids back to school, it’s also time to think about getting your lawn and garden ready for the cooler season.

Plant this, not that

You don’t have to sacrifice your garden just because we’re heading towards colder weather. Harvest the last of your warm-season vegetables and plant items like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and spinach — these will hold up to the Hill Country’s winter temperatures.

Want some more color? Plant fall-flowering bulbs such as spider lilies and fall crocus to give your home a bright, warm feeling, even on the chilliest of days.

Green living fall lawn and garden tips

Don’t forget to water

Some people think that cooler weather means less watering, but your lawn and garden may need more water this time of year than any other.

As we fall into fall, it’s important to make sure you water your lawn deeply and frequently. And don’t forget your potted and hanging plants, either!

It’s been a happy summer

I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer, but I’m sure I’m not the only one looking forward to fall!

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[Spider lily photo credit: Martin LaBar (going on hiatus) via photopin cc / Fall crocus photo credit: jacki-dee via photopin cc]