Save money in the spring by landscaping now

Iowa State mums

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Fall officially kicks off this week which means it’s time to transition our lawns and gardens for the cooler months. Feels like we were just Spring cleaning our lawns! Well, now it’s time for some Fall cleaning so you protect your garden throughout the winter.

As the seasons change, Don Dickson of Tarrantino Landscapes says it’s a sign you should make a change too.

“This would be a good time to think about and be ordering bulb plants, tulips and daffodils and things. They get installed late in the year just before the ground freezes,” Dickson said.

He says if you plant your own bulbs and grow for the Spring rather than buying later, you’ll save 50-75% of what you’d spend on a plant later. Now is also the perfect time to put in the grass seed.

“It’d be a good time to over-seed the lawns any bare spots that’ve died back, they can be scratched up and put down new seed, they’ll have a chance to germinate this Fall and we’ll be good to go this Spring,” Dickson added.

Inexpensive plants that can spruce your yard now are mums, cabbage, kale and millet plants. He says they take to cold well and sometimes last all winter.

Another tip is do your Fall cleaning. You need to clear the leaves off your yard and garden. If they’re left there they invite disease and your grass could die under the leaves.

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