First Frost is on the Way!

Fall Tasks - Here are some things you can do before the first frost arrives!

  • Bring in houseplants
  • Don’t prune woody plants
  • Do lawn maintenance
    • Seed to fill in bare spots
    • Core aerate
    • Broadleaf weed control
    • Fertilize
  • Create new garden beds or expand existing ones

Here are some things you can do just after that first frost

  • Don’t clear cut the perennial border
  • Clean up the Vegetable Garden
  • Collect seed

Here are some things you can do until the ground freezes!

  • Don’t rake leaves – mow them!
  • Start a leaf mold pile
  • Wrap trees
  • Cage trees and shrubs
  • Plant spring blooming bulbs
  • Protect newly planted or easily frost-heaved perennials with extra mulch
  • Consider mulching in the fall – especially bare spots

Seven Sons Flower - Heptacodium miconioides

The fruit of this small ornamental tree have beautiful calyces (sepal-like structures) look great right now in Aaron's yard!

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