It’s that time of year where we start to yearn
for the colorful fall foliage to start greeting us in the morning. Before
you settle into your sweater and sip a cup of your favorite hot beverage, take
an hour or two to winterize your yard.
Taking the time now will help your yard settle in for a long winter’s
nap in preparation for springtime flowers, and optimized garden
Tackle that lawn ·
Rake those leaves up
and re-purpose them as a natural fertilizer. As the leaves decompose, they will
leave your soil enriched with nutrients that will help your springtime flora
Give the grass a final
trim, and aerate the turf Enrich your garden ·
Bury any remaining
vegetables from your garden back into the soil ·
Remove any diseased
growth from flowers and vegetables – DO NOT COMPOST ·
Remove dead growth and
blossoms to discourage insect issues ·
Till the soil and add
lime if necessary. Generally the soil in
this area is acidic. You can pick up a
testing kit at your local home improvement store to test your soil so you can
get the pH level just right. A pH
testing kit will run you about $10. Bushes, Trees, and
Prune trees, bushes,
and shrubs ·
Spread a 2-3” thick
layer of mulch around the bases of trees (make sure mulch is not touching the
Leave evergreen shrubs
and trees alone Disconnect ·
Drain garden hoses and
uncouple them from the house ·
Coil hoses and store
in shed or garage ·
system, disconnect from water source, and leave valves open slightly to avoid
Author:Leah Wright - WA Buyer Specialist Phone: 360-949-3782 Dated: November 13th 2014 Views: 915 About Leah Wright: Leah, an Arizona native, decided to make the beautiful Pacific Northwest her home in the winter of 2...
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