Spooky October Ideas
October is a very confusing time for all of us. Especially, here in Louisville, Kentucky. Do you ever get the feeling that the weather is very bipolar this time of year? One minute, it is 97 and sunny and the next, it is 30 and freezing raining. That is why Ken-Mulch is here to help you through this confusing time! We have the luxury of going inside, but our plants unfortunately do not. This month we will be learning about how to save our plants during this complicated time of the year!
Mulch, Mulch, and More Mulch
Not a lot of people know that you are supposed to re-mulch your gardens in late fall. Do you wear sweaters when you are cold? Do you wear long pants in the cold? Does your house have insulation? Plants need the same thing!!! Mulch and rock are a natural insulation system for your plants during the winter.
Other ways you can insulate your garden besides using mulch!
Pine Fines are a perfect option to protect your gardens during the winter. Pine Fines not only look great in your garden beds, but they also provide a natural nutrients for your soil when spring rolls around.
Compost is also a good option to put down into your garden in the winter. It provides a natural fertilizer for your soil and plants.
What Am I Supposed To Plant?
There is some sort of myth that planting in the fall is a bad idea. Like I said, that is a myth. Late fall planting is actually a wonderful idea! The cooler weather and natural dew make for perfect conditions for a new plant to get settled in before winter.
SPRING BULB SEASON
It is time! Spring bulb's should be planted by this time. Spring bulbs include: tulips, daffodils, Iris's, etc..
Planting Trees in the Fall
Planting Trees in the fall have all sorts of benefits. Some of those benefits include cooler temperatures and fall rain can enhance the growth of your tree. It helps the growth of the roots and the healthiness of your soil.
Use Fall Fertilizer
Here at Ken-Mulch we offer the GreenView Fall Fertilizer that is specifically designed to use in the Fall. This specific fertilizer is great for grass because it establishes the grasses roots and prepares grass for winter stress.
Please for the love of God, bring in your house plants!
This is the last time I am going to say this for the year. Your house plants NEED to come inside! They will not survive in the harsh cold winter that we are about to have!