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Don’t Ignore Your Yard this Fall

Posted on: August 1, 2009

So often, people get busy sprucing up their homes for fall, and forget all about their yards. The attention you give your yard in September is going to determine how it looks when spring finally arrives. Unless you live in an area of intense cold and harsh winters, fall is one of the best times to plant, fertilize, and transplant your flowers, grass, and shrubs.

This is the time to aerate your lawn, spread some seed in the spots that are thinning, and fertilize well, since the weather will be more temperate and moisture at a higher level. It is also a very good time to prune.  Remove branches that are rubbing each other, suckers that are sprouting too low on three trunks, and cut back your flowering bushes and shrubs.  You want to do that in the fall, before they start growing the buds that will be next spring’s flowers! Spring flowering bulbs need to be planted in the fall to give you the early flowers you yearn for late in the winter.

Patio furniture needs to be stored or covered, cushions removed and stored until spring.  If you have a pool, toys, flotation devices etc., need to be put away for the next year.  Depending on where you live, the pool needs some major attention. The pool and hot tub should be left uncovered in the winter, and still cleaned and maintained once a week. Cover it up in the early spring to start it warming up for the season!


1 Response to "Don’t Ignore Your Yard this Fall"

Good tips for an easily overlooked part of the home. It’s a shame I don’t see many ideas for adding indoor lighting or other home lighting ideas to the yard.

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