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Wrapping Up Your Summer Garden: Prepping for Cooler Days

As the sun starts to play peek-a-boo with the clouds, it's time to give your summer garden a little love and attention before the cozy fall vibes take over. Wrapping up your garden might sound like a chore, but fear not! We've got your back with a bunch of tips to make the process a breeze. 

Give Your Garden a Quick Check-In

First things first, take a leisurely stroll through your garden. Channel your inner plant detective and see how your green buddies are doing. Any plants looking a bit under the weather? Any critters causing trouble? Decide if some plants need extra TLC or if it's time to bid farewell to any garden drama queens.

The Great Harvest Adventure

Got some veggies still growing like it's nobody's business? It's time for a harvest party! Gather your colorful produce like it's a treasure hunt. Whether you plan to munch on them right away or store them for later, those homegrown delights are worth celebrating.

Trim and Pamper Time

Now, who doesn't love a little spa day? Your plants sure do! Give them a gentle trim to remove any dead parts and spent flowers. It's like getting a fresh haircut – plants edition. This not only keeps them looking fab but also encourages new growth.

Farewell to Fallen Leaves

In the grand finale of the summer show, leaves start doing the cha-cha to the ground. Grab your rake and clear out those dance floors! A tidy garden is not just pleasing to the eye, but it also prevents any sneaky pests from making themselves at home.

Soil Stories: Add Some Organic Drama

Think of your garden soil as the backstage of a theater – it needs some magic to set the scene for the next act. Introduce compost to the soil. It's like giving your plants a gourmet meal, making sure they're well-fed and ready for their winter siesta.

Airthereal Electric Kitchen Composter in Silver sitting on a kitchen counter

We found an amazing Electric Kitchen Composter from Airthereal where we make compost all year 'round. 




 Out with the Old, In with the New

Bid adieu to those annual plants that have put on their final summer show. If they've been giving their all, compost their remains. However, if they've been causing a bit of a ruckus (we're looking at you, pests and diseases), it's best to toss them aside to avoid any issues next year.

Perennials: The Diva Divorce

Some perennials might be feeling a bit cramped, like they're stuck in last year's fashion. Give them a makeover by dividing and transplanting them. It's like a garden version of "Trading Spaces," and your plants will thank you for the extra room to strut their stuff.

Snuggle Time for Sensitive Plants

Not all plants are winter warriors, and that's okay! For the delicate darlings that cringe at the thought of frost, give them a cozy cover-up. Frost cloth, burlap, or even upside-down pots can be their winter wardrobe essentials.

Mulch: The Warm Blanket for Soil

Your plants deserve a comfy bed for the colder months. Lay down a layer of mulch around them to keep the soil insulated and cozy. 

Goodbye Tools, See You Later Alligator

Before you call it a day, don't forget about your trusty gardening tools! Give them a proper cleaning and tuck them away for a well-deserved rest. They'll be back in action when it's time to spring into gardening mode again.

Wrapping up your summer garden might feel like saying goodbye to a friend, but fear not – it's just a see-you-later. By following these fun and simple steps, you're setting the stage for a successful transition into the fall and winter seasons. So, give your garden that extra dose of love, enjoy the changing scenery, and look forward to the next chapter of gardening adventures. 🌱🍂

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