As this record breaking heat subsides and fall creeps into our parks, blocks, and backyards, many opportunities for garden updates can present themselves. Planning a few end-of-season backyard projects is a nice way to bid farewell to summer, and welcome to the Pacific Northwest’s arguably most beloved season, fall.
Summer is a great time for developing vegetable gardens, flower beds, and lawns. When fall arrives, it brings with it harvest season and an opportunity to cultivate a cold weather garden that will thrive as the temperatures dip. Planter boxes that overflow with tomatoes, squash, and peppers in the summer months can happily house such fall crops such as brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, and Swiss chard. Each of these hearty plants will thrive as the weather cools, keeping your gardens productive and hearty.
The end of summer is also a great time to focus on larger projects like covered patios, pergolas and gazebos, cooler temperatures will make for a more pleasant day of outdoor labor. Creating an outdoor space before the weather officially turns autumnal will ensure you have an outdoor area to enjoy rain or shine. Repurposing materials such as lumber and concrete will reduce costs and possibly inspire your creativity, many outdoor structures can be created with simple plans and recycled materials.
Creating the landscaped yard of your dreams starts with buying the house of your dreams. Let Stonebridge Mortgage help you on your way to home ownership so you can start planting your perfect garden as soon as possible.