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Garden Tasks
Garden Tasks for
Annuals C ontinue garden clean-up and turn compost pile. Remove spent annuals or annuals killed by frost. Add all disease-free plant material to compost. Complete soil preparation for fall or spring planting. Begin to clean, repair, and store tools, hoses, and other garden equipment. S hut off, drain, and check irrigation equipment. C omplete planting of hardy plants for winter display such as cabbage, kale, pansies, and violas.
Vegetables and Herbs
Finish fall harvesting.  Mix manure into all beds.
Clean up and store trellises, cages, poles, stakes, etc.
Finish collecting fall leaves and tilling them into the soil; shredding speeds decomposition.
Patio and Container Plants Dispose of plants that are spent. Bring in the last tender plants to over-winter if not done previously. Bring in or cover terra cotta and cement containers.
Tree and Shrubs
Keep falling leaves from piling up against the trunks of trees- the leaves can trap moisture and cause root rot.
Plant deciduous trees and conifers any time.
Take a garden inventory and remove plants that have not performed well.
Roses Rake up rose leaves which may harbor pest eggs or disease. Prepare soil to mound over the graft union for winter protection. Do not mound or use rose collars until temperatures are consistently below freezing.
Perennials and Bulbs
Continue fall cleanup.
inish dividing and transplanting crowded plants.
Finish planting spring-flowering bulbs.
Apply high-phosphate fertilizer like  "
Espoma Triple Super Phosphate"
, bone meal,
Prepare soil for spring plantings as space opens up in the beds.
Mark the location of perennials in your garden with stakes before foliage is gone.  Then you can cultivate the soil and plant in fall and early spring without fear of harming your existing plants.
Mulch after ground freezes.
Ecology Tip Store  pesticides correctly over the winter. dry pesticides should be stored in an airtight container to  prevent moisture-absorption. All pesticides should be stored at a cool room-temperature to prevent  freezing or overheating.  in addition to damaging containers, temperature extremes can destroy the  potency of some  pesticides. Lawns Rake leaves and debris as needed. Mow newly over-seeded grass at ½ inch above normal. W ater if dry fall. A pply "Greenview" , " Winter Green " or " 2-Way Green Power " weed- and-feed if not  applied previously.
or garden food as needed.
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