Labor Day brings the end of summer and the first frost is just around the corner. It’s time for your fall yard and garden projects to begin. Plant your bulbs while the weather is mild and the ground remains unfrozen.
The cool nights and warm days make it a perfect time to give your lawn some attention. Reseed or sod the bare spots, or start a whole new lawn from seed or sod. But be sure to finish before late September so that your new grass can establish before the ground freezes.
Garden shops are looking to get rid of inventory so watch the sales for shrubs and trees. It’s a great time to add new shrubs but get them started in the early Fall for the best success. But be sure to hold off on planting any evergreens till early Spring. And remember this is not the time to relocate any established shrubs or trees, better to wait until Spring so that they make the move.
Leaves are going to start falling soon. Collect them for mulch or start/build a compost bin. A quick tip for lots of leaves, try mowing the leaves with bagging mower. You will save yourself the backache of raking leaves and they will be chopped and ready for composting.