October Lawn & Garden To Do List - Erin and Aaron RE/MAX Hallmark Chay Realty Brkg.

Erin and Aaron RE/MAX Hallmark Chay Realty Brkg.

REALTOR®️ | Entrepreneur | MCNE Specialist | SRS | MRP

Thursday, 9 October 2014

October Lawn & Garden To Do List

Everyone starts to forget about their garden, come October.  Then most of us, end up paying for it come the Spring weather.  Here are some great tips to do this month.

For your Annuals & Perennials:
  • Plant bulbs. Spring-flowering bulbs—such as hyacinth, daffodils, anemone, crocus, and tulips—should be planted after the ground temperature drops below 60 degrees F.
  • Label bulbs and tender perennials before they disappear for the winter.
  • Watch the weather for the first killing frost – protect your fall-blooming perennials by building a simple wooden frame and cover with an old bed sheet. One night of looking tacky can prolong their blooming season by as much as a month.
  • Harvest seeds from annuals and perennials.
  • Tidy up woody perennials by pruning back and mulching – you may want to leave some for winter interest as long as they last, such as hosta, sedum, and ornamental grasses.
  • Take cuttings from perennials to root indoors over the winter.

For your Lawn:
  • Fertilize your lawn now if needed.
  • Plant grass in order to give it time to become established before winter.

Cleanup and Maintenance: 
  • Apply a nice layer of mulch to your garden and naturalized areas.
  • Continue cleanup of dead and finished plants and vegetables.
  • Order seed and garden catalogues to study by the fire over the winter.
  • Stock up on firewood.
  • Store and repair tools.
  • Do any digging or underground repairs or construction before the ground freezes.
  • Commence leaf clean-up!
  • If you are a fan of Halloween, make a plan to incorporate spooky decorations (and increased foot traffic) into your landscape. Make sure your yard is free of dangerous obstacles – you wouldn’t want to trip up any little goblins.
These are just a few tips to help you during the upcoming weeks.  If you would like more information regarding certain trees, etc., contact me, I have a whole list I can forward you.

Erin Corcoran, Sales Representative
Re/Max Chay Bayfield

Talk soon,

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