With only a few weeks left before the fall weather begins to kick in, it’s important to begin prep now to ease the work load for fall and to ensure a healthy home and garden for next spring! Check out the helpful tips below to get you started on that important to-do list.
It’s important to properly manage your gutter system, especially with the leaves that’ll begin to fall in short time. If gutters aren’t properly managed they can become clogged easily and that could lead to even worse things. If clogged, erosion could begin to occur on the gutters resulting in permanent damage. Additionally, clogged gutters could led to exterior damage on the outside of your home and could eventually lead to flooding in your basement, you don’t want that! Take care of your gutter system and it’ll take care of you!
Check those dates
When it comes to any chemicals you may have for pest or weed control, it’s important to check the dates as many of the chemicals do have a shelf life. Don’t let anything sit around for the winter and spoil, clean those tools, check those dates, and by the time we see spring you’ll be ready to go.
The Good and the Bad
For a healthier spring it’s good to note what worked for you this past year and what didn’t. Look for plants that outgrew their space and plants that needed less space. Have other crops in mind for the future? Use these notes to determine for next year where they might work best!
Brrrr, Cover Up
You wouldn’t go through winter without a coat so why should your garden, taking a few extra steps now can save your soil! When it comes to mulch, it’s always good to top off thin spots. Applying that bit of extra coating can make all the difference when the ground begins to freeze. As the weeks wind down to cooler temperatures, it becomes the perfect time to lay down your coating of compost. Compost is a great coating for gardens and is more beneficial than laying down hay or straw. We’ve got plenty of mulch and compost in stock so don’t stress about not having enough!
Out With the Old, In With the New
When it comes to areas like flower beds, make sure you trade out summer annuals with cool weather plants. Plan ahead, ensuring plants like fescue and rye have plenty of time to germinate and develop a good root system will yield the results you’re looking for. When it comes to removing the summer annuals, recycle the seeds and replant them next year. Many seeds are easy to find, replant, and grow for next year, so do yourself favor and save some money where you can!