Now is a great time to consider tackling some tasks that will get your lawn and garden ready for winter, setting you up for success next summer.
Lawn: This fall, while your grass is still green be sure to have your lawn aerated and fertilized to ensure vigorous growth next spring. Pull/remove any visible weeds throughout your lawn to save yourself time next spring.
Vegetable Garden: Pull up plants that are no longer growing and producing. Assuming that the plants are not diseased, work the plants back into the soil so that they compost over the winter months. Fallen leaves and dead annual flowers may also be tilled into the garden to add additional organic matter.
Trees/Shrubs: Though trees and shrubs may be going dormant for the year, they may still require supplemental hose watering over the coming months if precipitation isn’t adequate. Water may be needed every 3 to 4 weeks, and it’s best to water when temperatures are above freezing and the ground is not frozen. It’s also best to water early in the day so that water is absorbed and doesn’t freeze during the night.
Perennials: Once overnight temps have gotten below freezing and perennials die, cut back the dead brown stems to a couple of inches above ground level.
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