1. Buy some trees
Fall is the perfect time to start gardening. The weather is cool, but not too cold and the rain finally comes on a regular basis. One of the best ways to spruce up your garden is by adding some trees, especially if you live in a suburb where most houses are surrounded by green lawns and nothing else.
Trees can make or break a landscape, so make sure that you’re getting the right ones for your climate and soil conditions. If you’re not sure what trees will work in your area, take pictures of your garden with you when you go shopping for plants. This will help the experts at the nursery pick out some great tree options for you.
It’s important to be realistic about how much time and money you want to spend on this project because trees aren’t cheap! You’ll need to plan ahead and find some coupons before buying any plants from your local garden center.
2. Plant bulbs
Planting bulbs is a great way to make sure your garden is popping in the spring. Most of us love seeing gorgeous tulips and daffodils, but we don’t want to bother with them during the winter. Planting bulbs in late summer or early fall can help you enjoy your garden all year long. Hardy bulbs can be planted up until the ground freezes, while tender bulbs should only be planted when there’s still warm weather ahead of you.
Most bulbs need to be planted at a depth that is twice the height of the bulb, so keep this in mind as you dig! After laying down a layer of mulch or compost, set your bulb pointsy side up and press it firmly into place. Cover it with soil and pat gently to ensure good contact between the soil and bulb. If you’re planting a lot of bulbs in one spot, space them out evenly so they have room to grow!
3. Garden clean-up
One of the most important fall DIYs for gardening is cleaning your garden up! Fall weather is great for this task because it’s cool, dry and generally not too windy. It’s also a time when all the plants have gone dormant or died off, so you can see what needs to be done around your yard. Here’s a list of some things you can try:
- Rake leaves into large piles
- Remove weeds from beds, walkways and lawn areas
- Remove plants that are dying or dead
- Collect seeds from spent blooms and vegetables
- Plant bulbs in fall for early spring color and interest
- Clean up dead stems, leaves and other foliage that has fallen on your yard. Don’t forget to rake underneath shrubs as well! Also clean out any containers in which you’ve been growing vegetables or herbs during summer–they may need a good wash before storing them away until next season. You may also want to give container plants like annual flowers one last trim before they go dormant; just be careful not to cut back too far into the plant material (you want enough left over so there will still be something left when spring comes!).
4. Landscaping projects
There are, of course, many other projects you can take on in your yard. Consider:
- Planting shrubs or trees around your home to provide shade and interest (trees also help the environment)
- Building a retaining wall, deck, or patio where you can sit and enjoy your hard work!
- Adding some perennials that return year after year once they get established. They require less work than annuals but still add color and interest to your yard.
5. Paint your front door
Before you get started, make sure you have a few hours of uninterrupted time to finish your project. Painting the door will require two coats and the paint needs to dry for a few hours in between.
Here is what you’ll need:
- Paint (A good quality paint specifically for wood will last longer and look better, but any latex or acrylic paint will work).
- Paintbrush (We recommend a high-quality brush like this one from Wooster, which was rated best by This Old House . A cheaper alternative is to buy one at your local hardware store or use an old brush you already own.)
- Drop cloths , painters tape , and gloves (You’re going to want some protection for your hands since latex and acrylic paints can irritate skin.)
Now that you have all the information you need on fall pruning and its benefits, it’s time to get outside and do it!Top 5 Fall DIYs To Try While Gardening
Are you ready to start your fall landscaping? It’s a great time to get outside and enjoy the crisp weather while working on a home improvement project. Here are our top five DIYs for fall landscaping.
1. Harvest Your Plants
If you have plants in your yard that are ready to be harvested, it’s time to start collecting those veggies! Pick up any leftover fruit or veggies on the ground and compost them.
2. Re-pot Your Indoor Plants
If you have indoor plants that have been growing steadily all summer, it might be time to re-pot them with fresh soil. This will help them grow bigger and stronger throughout winter.
3. Plant Bulbs for Spring Flowers
Plant bulbs now so they can grow over the winter months and bloom in the spring! Daffodils, tulips, dahlias, and hyacinths are all great flowers to add color to your garden next year.
4. Clean Up Your Outdoor Furniture
Take a day to wash off your patio furniture and store it away for the winter months ahead. You’ll want it nice and clean when spring rolls around again!
5. Plant Perennials That Bloom
Fall is here, and it’s time to get our hands dirty and create the yard of your dreams. Not sure where to start? Here are the top five fall DIYs that you should try while landscaping.
1. Plant a tree.
2. Weed your garden.
3. Prune your shrubs and bushes.
4. Add an herb garden.
5. Start a compost pile!
We’ve looked at the best fall DIYs to try while gardening and compiled them into a list of 5.
1.) Planting bulbs.
2.) Making a succulent “living wall”.
3.) Creating a scarecrow.
4.) Building a bonfire pit.
5.) Setting up an herb garden.
Fall is here, and with it comes cool weather, beautiful fall leaves, and some great seasonal DIYs. So why not combine all your favorite things about the season by doing a few landscaping projects that are perfect for fall? Here are five of our favorites:
1. [DIY 1]: A great way to enjoy your outdoor space during fall weather is to build an outdoor fire pit. That way you can enjoy it with your family and friends without freezing.
2. [DIY 2]: Replace any dead or dying shrubs or plants in your yard with seasonal plants that match the feel of fall. You’ll get a yard that looks better while also preparing it for winter.
3. [DIY 3]: Fall is an excellent time to do some weeding and trimming to prepare your yard for winter. This will make spring gardening easier!
4. [DIY 4]: Add a decorative rock wall to your yard to get more character into your outdoor space. It will make your yard look nicer while also helping you prepare the soil for next year’s plants by blocking weeds from growing over-winter.
5. [DIY 5]: Add color to your landscape with ornamental grasses and flowers like mums
It’s fall! The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors, and the kids are going back to school. It’s also prime time for home improvement projects!
Check out our top 5 DIYs for your garden this fall:
1. Build a firepit
2. Construct a compost bin
3. Create a scarecrow
4. Plant trees/shrubs/bushes (fall is a great time to plant these, as they will grow deep roots in preparation for winter)
5. Plant a fall vegetable garden
It’s that time of year again: the leaves are falling, the weather is getting cold, and you’re wondering what to do with all those fall-colored leaves.
We have a suggestion: why not use them to DIY a fall garden?
Here’s how to get started:
Decide on your projects. What kind of landscaping do you want to do? A new backyard fountain? Some new flower beds? Decide on what you want, then think about how you’ll make it happen.
Do some research and gather your materials. Looking at other people’s gardens and fountains can be helpful—look into the types of plants they’ve used and where they’ve gotten their materials. You can also purchase your materials online or go to your local hardware store to see what they have in stock.
Do it! Maybe this one seems obvious, but we just wanted to say it anyway: Get started! The best way is just to begin—don’t worry about making mistakes because we all do when we first start out. As long as you’re learning from them, there’s nothing wrong with trying something new and failing at it—that’s part of the process too!
Fall is a great time to landscape your yard! And with these DIY tips, you’ll have it done in no time.
1. Gather leaves!
2. Add compost to your soil.
3. Remove dead plants and plant bulbs for spring blooms.
4. Rake up leaves again (because they’re everywhere).
5. Plan a bonfire and invite your neighbors over to enjoy the weather!