Summer is fading and fall is on the way. It’s a time of change and transition, which means your landscape and pond care routines may change, you might have a new set of challenges, and whole new host of dreams for your space.
To help you get the most out of your late summer and fall gardens, we’ve collected six of our popular blog posts with ideas, tips and inspiration. No matter what time of the year it is, there is something to appreciate and enjoy!
1. 7 Easy Tips For Late Summer Pond Care
Late summer and early fall can be a temperamental time of year. One day temperatures are above 90, and the next evening they’re down to 60. We might see a dry spell or a rainy season. And all that can change from one day to the next!
Your pond is especially vulnerable during unpredictable times, so learning a few pond care tips can help keep yours healthy, beautiful and flourishing throughout the rest of the season.
2. How To Get Rid Of Pond Algae (And Why You Shouldn’t Get Rid Of It All)
August is notorious for algae blooms. With high temperatures and fickle weather, you may notice a bit more green than usual. You may also notice that it seems to happen overnight. One minute everything looks great and the next you’re lamenting a pool of green.
Before you take drastic measures, read this. You might be surprised to learn that you actually *need* algae – not a blanket of it, but some is necessary for the health of your pond. Learn more about the different kinds of algae, which you need, and how to get rid of the kind you don’t.
3. Spotlight On: Aster, The Super Stars Of Late Summer Gardens
By late summer many blooms have faded and more still are on their way out. Your gardens might be looking a bit wilted and dull without all the colors of spring and early summer. But that doesn’t mean you should be resigned to a few leftover green leaves, or stuck in a boring transition until fall colors emerge.
In our Spotlight series we highlight plants and flowers that bring something special to your landscape, and Aster is one of those. Just when you think the party is over, Aster comes to town. Find out more about this late summer beauty and how to care for it in your garden.
4. Spotlight On: Black Eyed Susan, Sunny Summertime Garden Companion
Aster isn’t the only late-comer to your summer garden. Black Eyed Susan will bring just as much color and warmth even as other blooms fade.
If you love low-maintenance gardens and want to enjoy a pop of bright color right until frost, this is the flower for you. Find out more about this interesting and unique flower, what its uses are, and why it is such a good fit for a naturalistic garden.
5. 6 Reasons That Fall Is The Best Time To Rejuvenate Your Landscape
Don’t wait for fall to plan for fall! The time to think about all those gorgeous colors is right now, when there’s still time to revitalize your landscape and prepare for the new season. In fact, fall is one of the best times of year to breathe new life into your landscape.
While many people wait for spring, you’ll be enjoying your gorgeous autumn landscape and you’ll already have everything in place for a blooming spring, too! Find out why fall is so good for a landscape makeover and how you can take advantage of the season.
6. 7 Ideas For Spectacular Fall Landscaping
As you transition into fall, it helps to have a few landscape tricks up your sleeve. There are certain additions you can make now that will pay off big in the seasons – and years – to come.
Find out which landscape elements you can add to transform your experience and set the stage so you can enjoy a spectacular fall.
Have you been inspired by any of these ideas? Do you have questions about your landscape or would you like to discuss improving, redoing, or revitalizing your landscape? Contact us for a consultation and we’ll work with you to plan your best outdoor space – one you can enjoy every season, day or night, for many years to come.