Midday Fix: Fall garden tips from Chalet Nursery’s Tony Fulmer

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Tony Fulmer

Event:
The Ultimate Hummingbird Garden
September 19 and September 20
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Chalet Landscape, Nursery and Garden Center
3132 Lake Avenue
Wilmette
www.chaletnursery.com

Tony's Tips:

Enjoy cool season planting as long as soil temperatures are above 40 degrees F.

Refresh summer containers by swapping out tired-looking summer plants with cold-hardy annuals and perennials like mums, asters or pansies.

Add ornamental cabbage and kale for extra visual interest and fun.

Edible gardening continues in fall – plant late-season vegetables like radishes, lettuce, spinach, broccoli, Swiss chard and garlic for a later harvest.

Fall is a great time for lawn care – seed bare spots with high-quality seeds, then fertilize and water.

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