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How to prep your soil for show-stopping fall landscape

How to prep your soil for show-stopping fall landscape

Late Summer Gardening is all about looking towards Fall!

August is harvest time! It’s the time when you reap what you have sown. Our farmers markets are bursting at the seams, and it is the month to store, freeze, dry and can anything for winter use. This is also the time when you want to save seeds for next year’s planting. But, most importantly, it is a time to replant and replenish and re-imagine what could be.

How to prep your soil for show-stopping fall landscape

Many people do not realize that this is the time of the year when we are truly entering another growth cycle in the garden. This is when I start pulling out the basil and annuals to make room for Fall plantings and cold crop vegetable seedlings. You can start seeds now for Cilantro, Lettuces, Beets, Pea Pods, Spinach, and Kale. I begin drying any flowers for Fall and Thanksgiving arrangements. I check on my pumpkin vines to see how the Jack-O-Lanterns are coming along, and it is a wonderful time to restore and rejuvenate your lawns, and revise your landscape plans. Do you want a new patio our outdoor fire pit for next summer? Plan now peeps!

Josh Spinger, Owner of Property Pros and his partner in crime Jeff Mull, Executive Director and head of design/sales, say that, “This has been such a wet summer, and this is the time to really take stock of what you want your landscape to be! Start envisioning now what you want for next summer.” They are a fantastic company making Indy beautiful. You can reach them at and 317-482-3111.

How to prep your soil for show-stopping fall landscape

All part of helping you grow a more beautiful life! Cheers!

Carrie Petty is a 4th generation Hoosier! She is a lecturer, Master Gardener, as well as a top Garden and Lifestyle Blogger. After a long career in the Corporate & Political world she’s finally doing what she loves! Playing in the dirt.  An amateur naturalist, painter & photographer, Petty loves teaching families how to, “Grow a Beautiful Life.”  

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