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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

With the feel of fall in the air, it’s time to think about getting your home ready for colder weather. Much of the routine maintenance that needs to be done this time of year will not only help keep you cozy this winter, it will also save money on your heating bill and protect your biggest investment—your home.

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Shrubs in containers ready for planting.

Can I Plant Trees and Shrubs in Late Fall or Winter?

Dee asks, “We just bought some shrubs at a late fall sale. Can we plant them now, or should we try to store them until spring?”

With a little care, you can plant trees and shrubs in late fall. Read on for tips on how to help late season plantings make it through the winter.

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How to Recycle Leaves in Your Yard

Instead of sending your leaves to the landfill, consider recycling them to feed the plants in your garden. Leaves are a great, free source of nutrients and insulation for your garden if used correctly, and you can keep your lawn neat while still allowing nature to work its magic. Read on to find out how to recycle the leaves in your yard.

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Bags of winterizer lawn fertilizer.

How to Winterize the Grass in Your Lawn

Your lawn’s nutrient needs change in the fall in preparation for the cold weather ahead. If all the conflicting advice about whether or not to winterize your lawn has left you confused, you’re not alone! But figuring out what to do may not be as hard as it seems.

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Fall window box

How to Make an Easy Fall Window Box

Window boxes can be difficult to maintain in the winter. For a little something different this fall, try these easy and budget-friendly window boxes using ornamental kale, corn, and gourds. Read on to find out how.

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Fall Yard and Garden Maintenance

Fall is a great time to wind down the growing season with a little preventative maintenance for your yard and garden. The topic of fall cleanup is a matter of much debate among gardeners – some believe in keeping things tidy, while others prefer some organic clutter. Whatever your style, a little fall housekeeping can go a long way in preventing disease and insect problems next year.

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How to Buy End of Season Bargain Plants

In the fall, and sometimes in late spring, you can find great end of season discounts on perennials, shrubs, and trees. However, many of the plants may be doomed, no matter how carefully you tend them, and a dead plant is no bargain at all! Read on for some tips on how to shop for bargain bin plants.

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Autumn Spider Webs

Fall is the active season for some of the larger species of garden spiders. Here are some thoughts about how to make peace with (and even enjoy) the spiders in your yard.

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