Lawn and Garden Preparations for Winter
Fall cleanup for me is directly connected to the weather. So taking advantage of the sixty degree days has left me with no excuses. So yesterday, I started the lawn cleanup.
The Little Leaf Linden still has tons of leaves to drop, but the Sycamore, American Planetree in the back has very large, heavy leaves. I raked all the perennial beds, pulling the leaves into the grass. I pay particular attention to the Hosta beds because overwintering slugs will lay eggs at or near the crown of each plant. I have had damage from slugs as early as April when I neglected this part of the cleanup.
I last fertilized the lawn in October with a liquid organic spray. With that feeding and now the mulched leaves, the grass will survive the stress of winter, and grow thick and lush in the spring.
is marvelous and extends the garden another season.