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 Friday, July 20th, 2018

October 2, 2010

Autumn Gardening

Summer is not the only time to be in your garden.

Summer might be a distant memory, but that doesn't mean that your days of gardening are numbered. There's plenty you can do to prepare your garden for the winter ahead and to keep it colorful and looking the best on the block. These tips will tell you how.

1. As the weather cools down, compost any decaying fruits and vegetables that are past their prime in preparation for spring planting.

2. Take a look around the garden and decide what plants made you the happiest? What plants caused a series of problems? Were there plants that were overachievers and crowded other plants? The winners get come back next year.

3. Fall is a great time to get rid of weeds since they’re easier to control. Cooler temperatures also move sugars down to the roots, making herbicide more effective.

4. Watering shrubs and perennials extra well is essential, especially if it’s a dry fall. It’s the most important thing perennial roots need for fall growth and it will help protect against moisture depletion come wintertime.

5. The Mum & the Aster are some of the key flowers associated with fall and for good reason. They are available in a variety of colors that can add excitement to your garden. And since they’re perennials, if proper care is taken, they’ll come back next year.

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