Fall Garden Tasks

As the leaves begin to fall and the temperatures start to drop, it's time to start thinking about your fall garden tasks.

Let's get ahead and clean up the summer garden before it gets too cold. Once the plants are dead, it is good practice to remove them as soon as possible.

As you harvest your plants, remove them from the garden. Save yourself a trip later to remove them.

Fungal diseases and many garden pests will overwinter in the dead leaves and stems, prevent this by removing them altogether.

Compost only the healthy plants that show no signs of disease. This is especially true of tomatoes which can harbor fungal diseases that will spread in your compost.

Mulching/covering is important in either a no-till or a tilled garden and is really the secret to decreasing weed issues and improving garden results.

The colder months are upon us, but there are still plenty of things to do in the garden including planting fall and winter crops. Or even those things that you are going to grow over the cold months into winter like garlic.

If you love early spring daffodils and tulips, fall is the time to plant them. It’s also the perfect time to plant shrubs as well as ornamental and fruit trees.

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