1.  CLEAN & NOURISH

Now is the time to clean up all of the decomposing plants left over from your Summer garden.  After you have removed all of the old vegetation, add fresh compost to maintain a rich, nutrient-filled soil for healthy, flourishing Fall veggies.

 

2.  START PLANTING YOUR FALL VEGETABLES

In central Virginia, vegetables like broccoli, kale, lettuces, cauliflower, and collards can be planted in early September and then harvested in October and November.  These plants withstand light frosts, making them perfect for a Fall garden.  Transplants are far more resilient though, so check out tip #5 for where to pick up some local plants!

 

3.  DON’T FORGET THE FLOWERS

Plant pansies and mums for beautiful Fall blooms, and make sure to tuck a few Spring tulip and daffodil bulbs into the soil too!  These Spring-blooming bulbs can be planted in September or October when the soil temperatures have cooled down.

 

4.  MAINTAIN FALLEN LEAVES

You don’t always have to pull out the rake to deal with leaves.  A leaf vac will quickly remove dry leaves and conveniently chop them up to use in compost or mulch.

 

5.  VISIT YOUR LOCAL GARDEN CENTER

Join Boulevard Flower Gardens for their Grand Re-Opening on Saturday, September 8th from 9am to 6pm!  Check out their new building, merchandise, local artisans, door prizes, discounts, and special entertainment for the kids.  This family-owned business is enjoying an exciting season as the third generation takes over!

2120 Ruffin Mill Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23834  |  (804) 526-4000