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Fall landscaping, gardening to-do list
Summer has officially come to a close this month, and that means that it's time to get back to work in the garden. With a little time and planning each fall, we can enjoy better landscaping year after year. A few helpful tips follow:
* Remove faded and droopy summer annuals and replace them with hardier flowers. Pansies can take a beating through a light frost and will provide a splash of color through the fall. Mums are also a great choice.
* Plant any new evergreens now and keep them well-watered until the ground freezes...
* Plant any new deciduous trees and shrubs. Use root-stimulating fertilizer to encourage root growth.
* Divide any overgrown spring blooming perennials and water them thoroughly after re-planting. After a hard frost, cut the perennials to the ground.
* Plant spring-blooming bulbs. Make sure to consider color and height, placing smaller bulbs toward the front of your garden where you'll be able to see them in the spring.
* If you have a vegetable garden, pull out the plants as soon as they finish producing and begin to wither.
* If you have bare patches on your lawn, the cooler weather is a great time for re-seeding or patching with sod because of decreased weed competition.
* Potted plants that go outdoors during the warmer months should come back inside. Use this time to remove damaged stems and leaves with yellowing, holes, or spots.
* Plant the rosebush of your dreams. Fall is a good time to plant roses.
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