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A Newsletter of the Tatum Highlands Community Association

IN YOUR GARDEN – FALL PLANTING

By Pam Albo


In the Valley of the Sun, fall flowers can be a magnificent addition to your garden! With the scorching summer heat subsiding, the cooler autumn months offer a respite and a chance to cultivate a thriving garden. This is the time to allow plants to establish their root systems before the harsh summer heat returns.



WHAT TO PLANT NOW


TIME TO PRUNE


Autumn is a great time to begin pruning your plants. Remove dead plant material.

Continue to deadhead spent flowers to encourage new growth.


PEST CONTROL


Although pests aren’t as active in the cooler months, remain vigilant for aphids, caterpillars, and spider mites.


WATERING


Water deeply but less frequently to encourage deeper root growth. Adjust your watering schedule as temps drop.


FROST PROTECTION


Be prepared for winter temps below 32 degrees. Have on hand frost cloth, old sheets, and towels.



You can find most of the above plant descriptions with beautiful photos at https://www.amwua.org.

Plants shown on this website are approved for Tatum Highlands with only a few exceptions.


Be creative and have fun enhancing your landscape with the wide array of beautiful plants available to us here in the desert!

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