Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Yard Tips - Fall maintenance

The heat of summer is now past and your yard is getting ready for its winter hibernation. Fall is the time to get your yard ready for this. Fall is also the time for football and hockey, but don’t forget about your yard. In early fall, leaves will start to turn color, but your will have time until you need to start raking them up.  Your herbaceous perennials (the perennials that die back down to the ground) will have to be cut back to the ground after the first heavy frost (or before if you prefer). Fall is also a good time to rake and remove any leaves and debris from the base of your shrubs and trees.  I will usually wait to prune my shrubs and ornamental grasses until early spring. So sit back and watch the leaves turn color and enjoy this time of year before the cold comes!

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