Friday, November 5, 2010

Fall Landscape Tips and Tasks

Cleaning up diseased leaves from around shrubs like this Indian Hawthorn can help prevent disease infection next year. Give you garden a good clean out this fall to help it get off to a healthy start next spring.
Cooler temperatures make gardening and landscape maintenance much more pleasant in the fall and there are several important jobs to do at this time of the year. Tasks like cleaning up will help your landscape get off to a healthier start next season, while soil testing will let you know what nutrients your lawn and landscape need to grow strong. Fall is also a wonderful time to plant trees, shrubs, and perennials, as well as spring blooming bulbs and hardy annuals like pansies. So enjoy the beautiful weather of the next couple of months by getting out in the yard and have some fun while caring for your landscape.

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