If you've been following our yard adventures this year, you know that we've had quite the summer.
Our first attempt at doing so included ants and bunnies eating all the veggies that we planted. Not our finest gardening moment to be sure.
Thankfully the second attempt yielded some lovely English ivy growing nicely from the addition of a raised garden bed to add some shade and privacy to our frequently used side patio.
We also worked really hard on getting our grass (at least in the front yard) lush and green.
We actually made a lot of progress and are pretty happy with how each project turned out.
So to wrap up this growing season, we will be doing a few things to prep for next year:
- The potted hanging ferns will soon be tossed. We simply lack the space to do anything else with them. Plus I don't think they over-winter well where we live.
- My sister brother in law will be taking the red grasses in the self watering pots by the front door. They have the space indoors for the winter and love those plants (that I can't for the life of me remember the name of).
- The ivy apparently doesn't need us to do anything with it!
- We'll keep up with the falling leaves from our large Maple tree and bag them up regularly until they stop falling. We've left them over winter before, which isn't actually bad. They're just not fun to clean up when they're all soggy in the spring.
- I would have loved to over seed, but it's actually too late in the year for that – temperatures need to be consistently above 10-15 degrees C (no freezing temperatures) for grass seed.
- But it's not too late for fall lawn food. If you find lawn care to be a bit confusing like I do, there's a handy lawn care guide here.
That's about all the maintenance our yard needs to get ready for winter.
‘Cause I believe we can have a nice yard that's low maintenance too!