Ah, fall. Crisp mornings, changing leaves, pumpkin spice. But in addition to getting cozy on the couch, autumn also means it’s time to clean up the garden before winter. We’ve got some tips to help you prep for fall cleanup in your yard so you can have a plan of attack…followed by a nap.
Put the Garden to Bed
You might have some fall veggies planted, but if not, now’s a great time to get it cleaned out. Pull out any remaining plants and debris, then till the soil. Add compost for extra benefits when you plant next spring.
Since you’re putting the garden away, you can also prep for next year’s colors by planting bulbs, shrubs, and fall annuals.
Rake and Cleanup Debris
In addition to raking fallen leaves, take the time to pick up any leftover debris such as twigs or fallen foliage around bushes and flowerbeds.