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Fall Gardening Reminders

Tips to Prepare Your Garden for Winter
  • Trim & divide perennials as growth slow
  • Plant evergreens
  • Bring in houseplants
  • Fertilize & aerate lawns
  • Keep evergreens & shrubs watered well
  • Prepare & seed new lawns
  • Dig, dry & store summer bulbs
  • Clean out vegetable gardens, add summer's compost & dig in
  • Plant spring bulbs
  • Rake leaves, mulch them and compost
  • Mulch tender perennials
  • Protect young trees & shrubs from rodents
  • Hill up rose bushes with soil
  • Sever large tree roots that are invading gardens
  • Loosely wrap burlap around pyramidal evergreens & rhododendrons
  • Drain hoses & winterize garden equipment
  • Bring in firewood
  • Install outdoor seasonal lighting