It's October 1st! Which means it's time to liven up your commercial store front or office space with a burst of autumn colors with mum installation by Galecki landscaping. Don't be afraid to throw a pumpkin or two in for decoration. After all, Halloween is right around the corner!
Wondering about Mums? First off, there are several colors you can choose from. Purple, red, bronze, pink, white, and most commonly, yellow. With the Summer color's fading, this is a great way to continue revitalize your landscape and keep it colorful before the snow comes falling down.
Interested in growing? In all area's, its smart to plant mums in well-drained soil. Although they can adapt to any type of soil, it's best to plant them in organic soils. Mums also prefer sunny spots within the landscape. Even though they are able to grow in partial shade, the mums tend to have weaker stems and exhibit less flowering.
The most important technique on how to fully take care of your mums is pinching. This ensures that you get the most abundant bloom. To have the best results, being pinching back growing mums when new growth is anywhere from 4 to 6 inches while removing the stem above the second set of leaves to make sure they don't bloom too early.
For some last tips, we recommend making sure you plants them far enough apart to ensure the plants get good air circulation. It is also a good idea to try and plant toe mums somewhere where they can be protected from windy conditions, such as in a bed thats being sheltered by a building.
If you are interested in having us come out and plant mums at your business or home, contact us today at 860-828-8886