08 Nov '11, 4pm

Winter Garden Preparation

Winter Garden Preparation

In many regions, tis the season for dusting off winter coats, drinking hot tea and gazing out of the window at frosty mornings. The cooler weather means it’s also the season for winter garden preparation. Even though your garden has slowed for the year, there are some tasks you can take care of now to make next year even better. Here are three tips to help you prepare your garden for the winter months ahead. 1. Take advantage of fall’s greatest gift: leaves! Nature has this amazing system of shedding trees’ leaves in fall, creating a blanket of protection on the ground that works as mulch and feeds the soil. These days many people bag up those leaves and set them on the curb as yard “waste,” but those leaves can be a gardener’s best friend. Plus, they’re free! If you don’t have enough that fall on your property, ask a neighbor for theirs or snag a few bags from a nearby cu...

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