Getting your lawn ready for winter is essential to protecting its year-round health. Neglecting this crucial work will cost you in the spring, when minor trouble spots may develop into major problems.
Mulching will help you prepare your yard for winter by guarding plants against colder temperatures and harsher weather. Spread it around the base of trees and shrubs in your yard. To prevent stems and bark from rotting, pull mulch away from woody stems and tree trunks one to two inches.
Wait until the first hard freeze, and apply the mulch two to four inches deep around your plants. Cover the soil evenly and completely, but do not pack it down.
The fall is an excellent time to start your own compost pile. It will give you a way to put your yard waste to good use as a superb soil supplement.
Your garden needs seasonal refreshing just like any other area of your home. Follow these easy steps to give your garden a boost: