Saturday, October 8, 2011

In the Garden-Five Tips for Fall Cleanup

Pumpkins Make Me Think Fall
Fall in the garden is not my favorite time of year, primarily because the garden activities fall into the drudgery category. 

You know what I mean don't you?  It all seems like way too much work, and where's the payback?  I know, I know, the payback comes next spring.  I do keep that in mind and that's what keeps me in the game, so to speak.

There's plenty to do around my home and garden this fall.  Here's what's on my short list.  I'm happy to say that some of this is complete already.

Five Tips for Fall Cleanup
1.  Winterize the deck by cleaning it and giving it a fresh coat of to protect it from the harsh weather.  Yes, this task is done.

2.  Clean the gutters.  The first round of this dirty activity was completed as a result of Hurricane Irene's debris. 

3.  Remove spent vegetable plants from the vegetable garden.  Plant some garlic for harvest late next summer.  Cleaning up my vegetable garden is in process.

4.  Clean the flower gardens.  Remove leaves and cut back perennials.  Plant spring bulbs.  I'll be working on this through the whole month of October.

Time to Put the Herb Pots Away
5.  Empty and clean all the pots used around the yard for flowers and herbs.  Store them for next spring.  Some  of my herbs are still growing, so I'll retire pots a few at a time throughout the month.  I really hate to see my herbs go...

Once these chores are complete I'll feel like I have a handle on the fall cleanup at my home.

What's on your short list for fall cleanup?

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