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Adding Greenery to Your Home this Fall

Well my friends, I hate to say it, but summer has come to a close, and fall is in full swing.  While outdoor gardening wraps up, it doesn’t mean we need to say goodbye to all things living and green.  Since it’s time to focus on indoor gardening, I’m here to share with you some tips for bringing indoor tropicals into your home.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I am passionate about plants and equally passionate about helping you experience this joy! Today I’m going to walk you through bringing some greenery into your home to get you through fall and winter.

So often I hear this: “I can’t have real plants in my home, I kill everything!” I’m here to tell you, you CAN, but it’s all about plant selection and proper care.

1. My top three beginner plants

Let’s talk first about plant selection. There are SO many varieties of plants available and it’s often hard to navigate which type will be a great fit for your home and lifestyle.  If you’re a beginner, I always recommend the same three plants: snake, zz, and pothos.  These three are my beginner favorites due to their drought and low light tolerance.  Not only are they easy to care for, they are visually striking as well.

If you’re looking to add one of these plants to your home, can find the specific care for each plant at the following links!

Snake Plant Care

ZZ Plant Care

Pothos Plant Care

 

2. Seasonal Changes in Plant Care

Once you have added some greenery to your home to get you through the winter, you need to consider their care and how the seasons affect it.  With the days getting shorter, it’s important to decrease your watering frequency.  Due to the decrease in sunshine, plants will need longer stretches of time to process the water and dry out.  Additionally, fertilization frequency will decrease as well.  During the spring and summer, I use Plant Vitamins Thrive every second watering.  In fall and winter, I slow down to every 1-2 months.  If I see a plant demonstrating periods of rapid growth, I use my Plant Vitamins Boost to support their needs.

If you’re interested in adding any Plant Vitamins products to your routine, use my code BARNESYARD10 to save 10%!

 

3. Dealing with Pests

One aspect that often hinders people from bringing plants into their home is pests, but I’m here to reassure you, that pests don’t have to be a large part of your house plant journey.  The most common pest that people come to me for advice on is fungus gnats; those tiny little flies that drive you crazy!  While completely harmless to your plant, they can be totally annoying.  Luckily, the solution is easy! Keeping the top layer of soil dry by switching to bottom watering can be helpful, and sprinkling cinnamon in the top layer can be a deterrent for that pest as well.

For more aggressive pests like mealy bugs, thrips, and scale, reach for Plant Vitamins Protect.  Not only does this formula prevent and treat house plant pests, it also adds a beautiful shine to your plants.  I use mine regularly to keep my plants looking beautiful and healthy.


I hope these tips are a great start for you as you consider bringing some greenery into your home this fall.  I know plants have been a great boost for me personally and hope you all can experience the joy as well!

If you have questions or comments drop them below! I’d love to chat plants either here or on my insta! 


Till next time,

Heather

@ourbarnesyard

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