It’s that time of year again! The leaves are changing color and falling from the trees, which means it’s time to do some fall clean-up in the garden. We get a lot of questions about the best way to go about cutting back plants in fall, so in today’s video we will address some of the common dos and don’ts.
DO: Save your leaves! They make excellent leaf mulch and provide winter shelter for the native insects.
DON’T: Cut back everything! Some plants, like hostas and ferns, should be left intact over winter for added interest in the garden.
DO: Cut back aspidistras (Cast-iron plants) to neaten them up for winter.
DON’T: Cut back too much! Aspidistras are slow-growing plants, so you don’t want to cut too much off or you’ll end up with a gap in your garden.
We hope these tips will help you with your fall garden clean-up. Remember, the key is to be strategic about what you cut back and what you leave alone. And save those leaves! They’ll come in handy next year.