Mulching in the fall is crucial to plant health. Most of us think Spring when we think of mulching, but mulching in the fall plays an important role as well. Our plants and shrubs have to be able to cope with the harsh cold of winter I need our help in doing so.
Think of mulch as a blanket to plants and shrubs. Mulch creates a barrier between the cold and surface snow. It will keep the temperature much warmer and in the summer it keeps the ground underneath much cooler.
From September to November the autumn harvest brings a variety of healthy and delicious produce, from squash and sweet potatoes to apples and pears. While almost all produce can be purchased year round, transporting produce across the country isn’t easy. Buying local seasonal produce not only reduces our carbon footprint, it also helps local economies and results in more nutritious produce. Check out some top autumnal produce picks that are both delicious and super healthy. Don’t be afraid to try something new!