With cooler temperatures in the weeks ahead and many already thinking winter, some garden gurus in our area say this is why now is a great time to tackle some important fall projects around your home and backyard. The work now could mean a better spring for your landscaping. To get some ideas, Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey visited the crew at Corky's Garden Path Greenhouse in the Justus area of Lackawanna County.
Among the Fall projects Corky's suggests to tackle this month, they include:
- 1. Planting Fall bulbs.
- 2. Protecting your shrubs from winter weather (antitranspirant, burlap, wire cages filled with fallen leaves).
- 3. Putting your vegetable garden to bed (making sure you don't spread disease, compost).
- 4. Trimming shrubbery and perennials. If you're not sure which to prune, leave it alone.
- 5. Fertilize your lawn and check its pH.