September is one of the busiest months for landscaping. It’s a great time to ready lawns for fall and the ideal time for planting trees and shrubs. Associa’s in-house gardening enthusiast and M & C Association Management Services, Inc.’s Ron Clark, CMCA, shared some of his recommended tips for fall planting and maintenance. To learn more about how to have a healthy fall lawn, click here.
- Prepare your garden for planting.
- Prepare your soil.
- Choose plants wisely.
- Install shrubs and trees.
- Sit back and enjoy.
Keep in mind, planting and gardening isn’t just for adults. Gardening can create a strong bond between parents and children, while teaching valuable life – and science – skills. Try the below activity from Associa Green HomeGrown’s list of crafts and activities for kids (see the full list here).
How long does it take for water to reach flower petals?
- Fill a vase with water.
- Squeeze drops of a bright food coloring (red recommended) into the water so that it is completely colored.
- Put a white rose or daisy into the vase.
- Have kids predict how long it will take for the petals to turn red.
- Watch it grow.
Interested in starting your own home garden? The first 50 people to “Like” Associa’s Facebook will receive a free planting packet of cherry tomato grow stix and wildflower seeds.
Associa Green increases the environmental well-being of the communities we serve by promoting products and services and facilitating programs that support “green” living. Through Associa Green, Associa helps families live healthy, “greener” lifestyles that benefit both people and our earth. Associa Green HomeGrown provides tips, facts and resources for living a sustainable lifestyle. Associa Green RecyclingRoundups helps homeowners recycle their unwanted household items. For more information on the program, visit www.associagreen.com.
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