Parks & Recreation

Gardening Tips

Get your Garden ready for Fall by following these tips.

1. Plant ground covers before Oct. 15th

2. Water lawn 1 per week, if needed.

3. It is still a good time for tree and shrub planting

4. Transplant deciduous trees and shrubs once colors change and leaves begin to drop

5. Control Box Elder bugs

6. To protect roses from heavy front, prune overly long rose canes by half

7. To prevent winter damage to roses, put mulch about 6 inches deep around the stems after the ground has cooled off.

8. Select healthy bulbs at your local certified nursery for Spring flowers

9. Fertilize lawn, fall feeding is the most important time of the year.

10. Pansies do best planted in fall...they will usually last all winter long

11. Lower pond plants deep in the water, below freeze line

12. Mow lawn short for winter

13. Let sprinkler clock run through a full cycle after water is shut off.

14. Weed control is important in the fall

15. Store summer flowering bulbs in a cool dry place.

Enjoy the cooler day and nights and Happy Fall You All!

Parks & Recreation

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By, Marilyn Wallis


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