By now you know that I am a believer in skipping the fall cleanup chore of cutting your perennials to the ground. This is a spring chore for me. Some folks may dislike the “messy” look of leaving the seedheads and twigs for the winter, but there are some pretty wonderful fellas out there that really appreciate the messy winter look.
So, get your calendars out right now and remind yourself to leave the seedheads this fall. Go ahead…write “Don’t cut back the perennials.” Here’s why…
All of those seedheads and grasses provide some much needed cover and food for your feathered friends.
Need more reasons to convince yourself to leave this chore for spring? See One Gardening Rule Worth Breaking.
As I was going about the spring garden cleanup this past week—cutting back the grasses and perennials—I was reminded of yet another reason for delaying this task, it’s that tiny shoot of green peeking out from the base of the plant. There really is nothing more exciting than seeing that surprise of green as a reminder of what’s to come!
Spring is on it’s way! But, seriously, get out your calendar and write that reminder!