A healthy lawn

When you talk about fall lawn care it’s mostly all about aeration, seeding, and fertilizing. But there is one more critical element that can help your lawn and garden actually benefit from the nutrients in the soil – Lime.

grass kissed with dew

As the heat of summer gives way to the cooler, crisper days of fall, it is time to switch your gardening focus from watering and dead-heading to preparing your yard for fall and winter. Whether you are reseeding, fertilizing or redoing your lawn, fall is the best time of the year. Your lawn will respond better to all your efforts, especially in the months of September and early October.

September is Houseplant Month
September is Houseplant Month
September is Houseplant Month

I don’t know about you, but I love Fall. It must be all those back to school pictures on Facebook, and the anticipation of Friday night football games. It’s especially fun when you decorate for the season with wreaths, and by adding pumpkins, hay bales and cornstalks, you can really take it all the way through Halloween and on to Thanksgiving.

Fall Heuchera

In the Pacific Northwest we are fortunate to have a seasonal weather pattern this is ideal for gardeners to plant in the fall. Our normally dry, warm fall days allow for root growth before the winter months arrive.

rudbeckia blooms

You may be finding it a little cooler in the mornings, or actually have seen leaves falling. You certainly can’t miss the Back to School reminders in stores where you shop. Maybe you’re just wishing for that break in the heat and a chance to get back out in the garden. Regardless, we have all the fall colors color and textures that you’re hoping for.

I know we have a lot more summer left, but is anyone else looking forward to the cooler days of fall? Wrapping up in a warm throw or even trading your flip-flops in for slippers?

a basket of Ice Apples in an orchard

Wenatchee Valley produces tons of apples each season, but non quite as delicious as Al's exclusive Ice Apples.