Embrace Autumn Before You Fall into Winter...
Autumn teases the senses, and stimulates our instincts. It's a time to savor, even as we gather our stores and prepare for the winter that lies just over the horizon.
This is the time to prepare your outdoor living spaces just as you prepare your indoor spaces.
Begin by WINTERIZING your planting beds with layers of mulch to protect roots...Anti-transpirants to protect against winter burn, and animal repellents to help prevent damage from foraging wildlife.
Clear leaves from your lawn to prevent them from becoming saturated. Water-laden leaves become heavy and difficult to remove in spring. They also create a good environment for the growth of snow mold, and can even cause grass to die-back, which will take extra recovery time next season.
Remember to continue watering your plant material and lawn if rain is minimal. Although daily watering isn't required when temperatures are cool, plants continue to need water until fully dormant; and evergreens need it more than others.
Take time to prepare and protect your outdoor home. And unlike your indoor home, your landscape - given time and care - will APPRECIATE on its own - growing bigger and better, year-after-year!
...And until the snow flies...ENJOY EVERY MOMENT!