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First at Four: Keep your green thumb going this fall

All week long on WECT News First at Four, we have segments to celebrate the fall season. ( Source: WECT) All week long on WECT News First at Four, we have segments to celebrate the fall season. ( Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Temperatures will cool down soon.

It’s a great time to get your fall gardening going.

New Hanover County Arboretum and County Extension Service Director Al Hight talked about how you can keep your green thumb even in the autumn.

He shared tips on WECT News First at Four:

Add color: In a few weeks, plant violas and pansies. 
Right now is a good time to plant ornamental vegetables like kale, mustard and Swiss chard.

Planting: The weather is perfect for you to plant trees and shrubs.

Lawns: Want to keep it green? Hight said overseed with ryegrass.

Plan for spring: Get your bulbs and plant them around Thanksgiving. 

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