Fall Garden Maintenance Checklist


As the leaves begin to change and the temperatures start to drop, it's time to start thinking about fall garden maintenance. To prepare your garden for the colder months ahead, there are a few key tasks to tackle. Begin by removing any dead or dying plants and raking up fallen leaves and debris from the garden beds. Cut back any perennials that have finished blooming and divide and transplant any overgrown perennials. Plant fall-blooming bulbs, such as crocus or daffodils, and apply a layer of mulch to protect plants from winter weather. Water plants deeply before the ground freezes and clean and store garden tools for the winter. Check and repair any garden structures, such as trellises or fences, and consider planting cover crops to improve soil health over the winter.