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Useful Gardening and Yard Care Tips for Fall

Some tips and hints to help with your seasonal garden and yard care.

Yard Care Tips for Fall

1. Aerate and dethatch the lawn now to improve its ability to absorb water, air and nutrients. Lawn aeration reduces water runoff, improves root growth, and enhances its ability to endure heat and drought stress. Thatch build up chokes the lawn; it hinders water penetration and weakens the lawn. Dethatching the lawn allows new grass shoots to grow, and improves the root system.

2. Compost leaves, grass clippings, and spent vegetable and flowers now to make brown gold for your lawn, flower beds, and garden.

3. Plant cool season vegetables such as lettuce, radish and carrots now for Fall harvest. See our tips for planting a Fall Garden.

4. Divide daylilies after they have finished blooming. Divide and transplant early-blooming perennials.

5. Take notes and pictures of your garden now, to plan for future plantings.

6. Plant spring-flowering bulbs before 1st frost in your area. Tuck bulbs among existing perennials, or create a bulb garden to enjoy a riot of color in spring! And see our helpful planting chart.

Bulb Planting Chart

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