Fall Tasks for the Garden

Fall Tasks for the Garden

Here is a short list of things to do this time of year in the garden.

  • Clean up the Vegetable Garden
  • Don’t clear cut the perennial border
  • Don’t prune woody plants
  • Plant spring blooming bulbs
  • Collect seed
  • Do lawn maintenance
    • Seed to fill in bare spots
    • Core aerate
    • Broadleaf weed control
    • Fertilize
  • Don’t rake leaves – mow them!
  • Start a leaf mold pile
  • Wrap trees
  • Cage trees and shrubs
  • Plant trees, shrubs and most species of perennials
  • Protect newly planted or easily frost-heaved perennials with extra mulch
  • Bring in houseplants
  • Divide SOME perennials
  • Consider mulching in the fall – especially bare spots
  • Create new garden beds or expand existing ones


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