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11 Essential Landscape Tasks for Fall

Now is a great time to prepare your lawn and landscape for winter. By completing essential gardening tasks now, your plants and lawn will be prepared for the winter and have everything needed to thrive next spring. Take a look at our 10 Essential Landscape Tasks for Fall.

Fall Landscape

#1 Feed Your Lawn: Feed lawns now to encourage root development.  Using a broadcast spreader, apply Organic Healthy Grow Lawn Food or Ferti-lome Winterizer. Great Fall Lawn care Brings Green Spring Lawns!

#2 Kill Perennial Weeds: Fall is a great time to kill perennial weeds in the lawn and in planting beds with Weed Beater Ultra which works in cool temps.

#3 Edge & Mulch Beds: Nothing looks better as the snow melts than clean, edged and mulched beds. Mulch plants that tend to heave in the winter to prevent damage.

#4 Plant Bulbs: The cure for Spring Fever! Plant them around late emerging perennials and ornamental grasses to fill in the empty areas of early spring.

#5 Remove & Dispose: Remove any diseased or infested foliage now to prevent more damage next year.

#6 Prepare Roses: For floribunda, Climbing, Hybrid Tea and grandiflora: remove all foliage, tie canes together, mound of soil, chicken wire or rose collar, mulch. Stop by our garden center for step by step directions, rose collars and more.

#7 Wrap Trees: Wrap newly planted smooth bark trees to prevent frost crack. Protect all trees where deer are present. Tie Arborvitae to prevent snow damage. Our garden center cells both tree wrap and plastic tube trunk protectors.

#8 Apply Wilt Pruf: Spray broadleaf evergreens to prevent winter burn. Also great for extending life of winter greens and Christmas Trees. Wilt Pruf and Wilt Stop are antidesiccants that lock in moisture and prevent seasonal needle drop and environmental damage.

#9 Rake Leaves: Slugs feed on decaying leaves. Remove leaves around hostas to expose and kill overwintering slugs & eggs.

#10 Close Your Pond: Clean and Close up water features & ponds.

#11 Plant!: Now is a great time to plant! Plants are all about root growth in the fall and cool temps make them easy to care for. You can plant well into November most years, until the ground freezes. It is an especially good time to plant evergreen trees, such as Norway Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Arborvitae and Eastern White Pine to create winter privacy screens your home.

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