Saturday, September 5, 2009

Signs of fall have arrived in East Central Illinois

Despite the unusual respite from heat through August, the early signs of fall are showing their faces. The leaves are changing. The leaves on the Lindens and Honey Locusts have begun to yellow. Even Sugar Maples are starting to turn red.

These are all good signs that I should begin the process of preparing my garden for the winter ahead. What is on the to do list?
  1. Weed and feed the turf (using a winterizing fertilizer to help build the root system)
  2. Remove the weeds in flower beds
  3. Remove the dead leaves/plants from flower beds
  4. Mulch the beds
  5. Turn the compost as often as possible before the freeze
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