EUGENE, Ore. -- Fall is here, and the gardening season is winding down, but there are things to do now to get ready for next spring.
"It's a great time to plant trees, shrubs, beautiful annuals like astors, pansies, violas and mums. There's so much color, and the conditions for planting is one of the best times of the year in the fall," said Caleb Johnson, owner of Johnson Brothers Garden Market.
In addition to adding color to your yard, it's still not too late to plant cold season vegetables like kale, lettuce and brussel sprouts. Fall is also the right time to plant garlic and tulip bulbs that will emerge from the ground next spring.
Johnson also suggests thinning perennials.
"We can dig them up and divide them and give them more space for next year as well -- so, a lot of good prep things you can do in the fall," Johnson said.
Another item on the "to do" list -- fertilize the lawn.
"Fertilize. Put some lime down to balance the pH to get rid of the moss -- those pesky weeds as well -- and get your lawn off to a much better start. Just do a little prep now," Johnson said.
Johnson Brothers Garden Market is located at 91444 Coburg Road in Eugene.