Whether or not you care to admit it, it’s time once again to prepare our lawn and gardens for fall and winter. Autumn is more than packing away the lawn furniture and spending weekend after weekend raking leaves. It’s also a time best-suited for planting and planning so that come next summer, your gardens and lawn can flourish.
Plant the Bulbs
Prepare the Garden Soil
Plant Next Year’s Garlic Crop
Lay New Grass Seed (and Aerate the Lawn)
Transplant (and Protect) Trees and Shrubs
Prune Flowering Trees and Shrubs
For plants that flower in mid- to late summer, late fall is a great time to prune branches, when dormancy has set in. You’ll have healthier plants and more luxurious blooms come summer!