The garden is in full summer swing where the dahlias are already blooming, sunflowers stretching toward the sky and the turf growing like crazy.
So the chance to put new plants in your soil is long gone, right? What do landscaping Medford Oregon experts have to say about this?
It’s not! Now is the perfect time to grow late-season annuals like ornamental kale and cabbage for pretty fall color.
Late summer and early fall is the perfect time to install many perennials, too. Plants will work out fine this time of year, as long as they have enough water as their roots conform to their modern home.
In fact, late summer is a prime occasion for several beautiful bloomers, who show off their choicest blossoms this time of year.
It’s been suggested the initial step in any landscaping design process is to take a complete walk-through of your landscape site whereby you conduct a thorough analysis of your site’s assets and vulnerabilities, covering soil condition, sunlight and shade, hillsides and slopes, and more.
The study will aid your designer to design a plan to integrate your home’s style and your particular style.
It will further help dictate steps that need to be taken before installation to establish a healthy, thriving landscape for generations to come.
The walk-through is also where you’ll talk about budgeting, scope, and preliminary timelines. You should invariably have a rough project budget in mind, even if you have big dreams.
Perennials Perfect For Late Summer Planting
If you plant in late summer and early fall, top them with 2 to 4 inches of compost in late fall. Since your late-blooming beauties were planted, the fertilizer will further prevent repeated freezing and thawing of the soil that can harm the roots.
Have a closer look at your late bloomers that are safe to plant even during the hot late summer months.
Properly deadhead this native perennial, and revel in its bright flowers all the way through summer. Bonus: It attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
This quick-growing, sun-loving perennial produces blue, pink or violet flowers from midsummer to fall.
This clump-forming perennial produces airy stems of yellow daisy-like blooms throughout the summertime. It loves a sunny border.
Late Summer Is Prime For Planting Trees and Shrubs
Trees and shrubs can also be seeded in late summer and fall.
Evergreens should be sown from mid-August through September. This timing allows the evergreens to become settled before winter rolls in.
Deciduous trees and thickets (those that shed their leaves in the fall) can be implanted from August through early November.
Some slow-rooting trees should be planted in the spring, though. They include pine, birch, ginkgo, magnolia, ornamental pear, and hemlock.
Keep the water flowing — trees and shrubs planted during late summer and fall should be watered every seven to 10 days. Keep up the watering until the ground freezes
Medford Landscaping Pros Can Set You Up
There’s plenty of great planting time left. Medford Landscaping Pros offers a large selection of perennials, trees, and shrubs, and their experts can help you choose what’s right for your landscape.
Once they help you select and install your perennials, shrubs, and trees, they would stick around and offer routine maintenance for all your landscaping needs.
You can schedule visits from these professionals to check your flowers, trim them and inspect for diseases and pest issues. They’ll turn over your soil to ensure that it provides the proper nutrition for your plants.
Check out their seasonal color programs that provide you with a beautiful, colorful garden for every season. Their team will do all the planting, care and removal necessary to give you a garden that changes just as the seasons do.
Once you and your Medford Oregon landscaper talked through your ideas, they will get back to their office to start drawing up a preparatory design for your new landscape.
Whether your landscaping professional presents you with some traditional paper drawings or a lifelike 3-D modeling program, these would provide you with a good idea of what your outdoor space will look like when installation is complete.