The dog days of summer are coming to an end, and soon crisp autumn temperatures will be here. The St. Louis and Metro East area endured scorching temperatures throughout the summer, which can make it challenging to keep your yard healthy as the seasons change. Joe’s Market Basket General Manager Andy Klos says there are simple tips to make the transition easier.
“We experienced such dry grass the past few months, which can make it tough to prepare your lawn for fall,” said Klos. “As temperatures start cooling, now is also the ideal time to tackle any strenuous landscaping or hardscaping projects that were hard to manage in the heat. I recommend people start aerating their yard, seeding bare spots, and making sure your perennials are still getting the amount of water they need to come back strong next year.”
Klos recommends cleaning out your garden beds and adding fertilizer and mulch to help keep the soil healthy for next year. He noted that fall is also the perfect time of year for planting trees, and there are also several varieties of flowers that are ideally suited for fall weather.
“Cooler weather doesn’t mean your yard has to suffer,” said Klos. “Keep your yard looking beautiful with perennials, daisies, pansies and even sunflowers. Stop in and add a pop of color with our vibrant mums, pumpkins, squashes and gourds to your doorstep.”
All five Market Basket locations will begin offering mums, pansies and other fall staples the last week of August. Pumpkins and additional fall décor will be in stores in mid-September.
Market Basket is a family-owned business with four Illinois locations in Edwardsville, O’Fallon, Godfrey and Troy and one Missouri location in St. Peters. Market Basket’s mission is to provide customers with an outstanding service experience and top-of-the-line products. For more information about Joe’s Market Basket, visit http://www.joesmarketbasket.com/.