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Tips for Fall Clean Up Of Yard And Garden

October 16th, 2012 by ewcAdmin

Autumn is a beautiful season and the perfect time to take advantage of the slower plant growth to prepare your yard and garden for next spring.

Clean your garden by pulling up all left over plants and weeds and till the soil. Next spring you will have a nice plot of ground ready to plant rather than a big tangled mess of weeds and dead plants.

When the last leaves have fallen, make sure you rake them from your yard and pick up any fallen branches. This will keep them from choking new grass growth in the spring. Fall is the perfect time to fertilize and aerate your yard as well.

When the autumn months draw to a close, it is time to put away the yard and garden tools. Take the time to clean and store them properly so they survive the winter in good shape. Perform maintenance on them if it is needed so when spring returns you can fire up your mower and put out your lawn furniture without having to fix and clean them first.

Don’t forget to check your home to make sure it is ready for the winter too. Clean leaves out of the gutters and trim limbs a little if they might scrape your roof when they are heavy with snow. Fall is not the ideal time for heavy trimming so just do enough so the trees won’t hit against your roof when the cold winter winds blow. A little time spent during the fall can help you avoid big repairs and extra work when growing season returns.