9 Late-Summer Garden Ideas
With summer drawing to a close, now is the best time to plan your autumn vegetable and flower gardens.
Tip No. 7: Now is an excellent time to add shrubs to your yard.
Cool weather will allow plants to establish roots and transition into your landscape before next year's growing season. Water well after planting, and mulch with pine straw or chopped leaves. American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), at left, is a particularly captivating choice. Later in the fall, the leaves will turn yellow; after the foliage has dropped, use the fruit-laden stems for bright autumn arrangements.
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