Shrewsbury Fall Gardening, Time to Cut Back or Pull…

imagesSHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Fall gardening, it’s time to cut back or pull up dead or dormant plants and flowers.  It’s hard to believe that Labor Day has come and gone and fall is here.  A favorite time of year for many, autumn is an in-between season that requires saying goodbye to summer while preparing for winter, a great time to take care of your garden and put it “to bed”. Whether you are looking at a vegetable garden or a flower bed if your plants are finished for the season cut back those that will come to life again next spring (perennials) and pull those that will not come back (annuals).  Cutting back the perennials will allow them to come back fuller and healthier next year and get rid of the dead life that may be an eyesore when you look at your beds. This is also a great opportunity to do your final weeding of the season.  The more clear your garden is now the easier it will be to tend to in the spring.  Putting your gardens “to bed” now is really the key to an easier start when weather starts to warm up again. Click here to read “How to Clean Up Your Garden for Fall & Winter” from House Logic, offering some great fall gardening tips.