10 Gardening and Landscaping Tips for October


As the month of October comes to a close and the autumn weather gets colder, we would like to share with you ten tips to prepare your
garden and yard for the colder weather.

  1. Be sure to remove any old plants or other shrubbery that may have fallen onto the soil/grass
  2. Do a final weeding before the cold weather hits.
  3. Mulch the garden bed with straw, grass clippings or chopped leaves. These mulches will turn to soil and fertilize the ground in time for next spring’s crops.
  4. Collect and store any flower bulbs.
  5. Mow your lawn one last time!
  6. Collect the leaves that have fallen to shred and compost.
  7. Cut back tender roses to ten to twelve inches, and remove any foliage so that insects cannot take over during the winter.
  8. Cover any tender, hybrid roses with leaves or straw to protect them against the winter temperature changes.
  9. Bring in any pots that cannot handle the freezing weather.
  10. Clean and oil any garden tools before storing for the winter.
If you have any other tips, please share them in the comments below!

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