Top items you can think about doing in the fall and early winter months:

  1. Clean up your garden beds: remove debris, leaves and weeds. You can put in edging and re-mulch for the winter.
  2. Put potted material inside to protect them from the upcoming freezing temperatures.
  3. Plant bulbs for spring. Popular bulbs are tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and crocuses.
  4. Remove dead and dying plants and cut back ornamental grasses for the fall.
  5. Add new plants to your landscape and get them established before winter. They can get a better head start in the spring.
  6. Clean up leaves around the yard. Don’t let leaves smother the grass it will allow disease to settle in. Also, it prevents sunlight from hitting those areas.
  7. Fertilize your lawns: great time rejuvenating your lawn by aerating, overseed and apply fertilizer to your lawns.
  8. Protect evergreens and soft winter plants: you can spray them with “wilt stop” or any kind of frost protection spray to help against the cold months.
  9. Get ready to winterize water lines: avoid possible damage to pipes by removing hoses and splitters from outdoor spigots and turning them off so water doesn’t get trapped inside.
  10. Late fall, early winter blow out your irrigation lines and remove all water. Also, added measure to cover your outdoor spigots. Cover outdoor backflows with a insolated bag and cover copper pipe with soft tubing.
  11. Clean up the gutters on your house. Excess leaves and debris can clog down spouts and create overflow or potential flooding on roofs in certain areas.