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Quick Tips for Yard Preparation This Fall
The summer is unfortunately coming to an endâ€¦ quickly. That means you don't have much time to wrap up your yard work as the days get shorter and the weather gets colder. But there is still time to take advantage of these quick tips that will make your yard and garden last for as long as possible. Who says your garden can't be beautiful all the way until the day before the snow flies? Put in a little extra yard work and your landscape can look great and be a low maintenance job next spring.
Seed and fertilize
There are many types of seed and fertilizer available. It is important to pick the right product that is ideal for your grass type and location. Check with your local garden center; they will be able to assist in your purchase decision with just a few questions like: what type of lawn you have and how much area needs to be covered. With the right recommendations your lawn will still be growing strong through late fall.
Eliminate what's not growing
Take a little bit of time to get rid of dead wood and weeds that have seen better days. Once the dead is gone, your strong and hearty plants will be able to take in all of the nutrients and water that was being consumed by the dead plants, shrubs and dry wood. Be careful to not prune this dormant brush because that promotes growth.
If you have trees and bushes that need to be transplanted, late summer is the time to do it. If you do it too early then your trees and bushes won't be able to thrive in the best weather of the year, and if you do it too late, they might struggle to grow strong roots in harsh weather conditions. When digging up trees or bushes make sure you dig up as much of the root growth as possible and replant in a deep space with even more room to grow.
Mulch everywhere you can
Fresh mulch is a great way to protect your plants and trees from winter weather. There are a lot of choices for mulching but most are decomposable and act as a safety barrier for your hearty perennials.
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