Fall is the time of year that we start bunkering down our gardens for the winter frost after our final harvests and blooms. If we start early enough it doesn’t have to be a hard long chore list. Here are some keep tips for what you should be doing in the yard to get ready for winter.
Clean Out Debris
Fallen leaves and weeds are the perfect place for pests. Clear out flower beds. Pay special attention to rose beds, as their foliage can foster disease over the winter.
Till Vegetable Garden
After final harvest, pull out old vegetable plants, remove debris, and completely till the whole plot. If you compost, now is the time to add a layer of compost to help nurture soil for next spring.
Trim any large or out-of-place branches that may cause trouble during winter.
This is the time to clear debris from rain gutters. Check for proper drainage, clear out any blockages, and rinse with a hose.
Break up soil to keep water from pooling and guarantee that nutrients will reach the roots over the winter.
Check out page 2 for the other 5 tips on what should be done in fall before the winter season hits.