Editing this gardening inspiration blog for my friend Gwen has been gratifying, educational and at times, humbling. Though I don’t have a formal education in landscape design or horticulture, I read voraciously about plants and caring for them. I have thirty-four years of experience as a home gardener. But that doesn’t prevent me from making many common mistakes which have wasted time, labor (mine!) and money.
We want to prevent you from making the same blunders. We hope that you are reading every blog we post to build up your knowledge. We believe this information will help you grow into a more successful gardener. Because a successful gardener is a happy gardener!
Autumn can catch us off guard, and depending on where you live, progress quickly. Here are some important tasks that every gardener should accomplish now that summer has passed.
The Practical Stuff: Regular Tasks that Matter
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Fall is the time to prevent pest and disease issues in the winter and spring.
If you want to prevent mice, spiders and other pests from getting into your home, inspect pest entryways into your home and seal them. Entrances may include areas below your siding, door/window seals, dryer vents, and soffit gaps. For more information on fall pest control, visit Family Handy Man for useful tips and videos.
Plan ahead by making a map of your flower and vegetable gardens.
Play before putting your garden to bed.
There is still plenty to do in your fall garden. The good news is that every single task has a purpose, and will prevent frustration in the coming seasons. Have a joyful, colorful autumn!
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