Dethatching should be done once a year. Thatch is the layer of dead grass, roots, and debris that accumulates between the soil and grass. Over time this can hinder water and air from getting to the soil.
Aeration pulls little corks of grass and dirt out of your lawn to allow nutrients, oxygen, and water to get to the soil. It will loosen compacted soil.
Slit seeding will cut ¼ in furrows in the lawn and drop seeds in. Fall is the best time to seed. Summer heat is more stressful on lawns than winter dormancy.
Fertilizing in the fall will strengthen your plants’ and lawns roots, giving them a strong base for next spring.
wers on new wood. It is not recommended to do this every year because it can start growing weaker stalks. Compost and mulch your hydrangeas and keep them well watered every week. They are a wonderful addition to your garden.