Get your landscape ready for winter when you tackle these simple tasks for fall clean up. It’s easy to knock out the list on a crisp fall weekend and enjoy all that fall has to offer.
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Perennials need the wetter weather and cooler nighttime temperatures in fall to focus their energy on establishing roots. While annuals like impatiens and begonias bloom for just one season, perennials will die back in winter and return in spring.
When you start a fall garden, you give seeds a warm place to germinate and less chance of pest damage. Fall weather is generally wetter across the country, and more rain and moderate temperatures equals less watering from the garden hose.