Fall

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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How to Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden

The summer gardening season might be coming to an end, but did you know that you can continue planting and growing vegetables all the way through the fall? Many cool-season vegetables come into their heyday as temperatures drop, and some taste even better once they’re nipped by a light frost. Read on to find out how to plant a fall veggie garden in your yard.

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Fall Lawn Care Guide

Fall and spring are the most important times of the year for establishing and strengthening lawns, as well as preparing them for the harsh temperatures of winter and summer. Read on to find out how to take care of your lawn during the fall.

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Vegetable Garden: Growing Cool-Season Vegetables

Though we tend to regard summer as the heyday for growing vegetables, cool-season crops in the spring and fall can be just as rewarding. The cool daytime temperatures and occasional light frost yield the sweetest, crispest, most flavorful vegetables around. Read on to find out how to grow 10 cool-season vegetables in your yard.

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Ten Fall Perennial Flower Garden Favorites

Many fall-blooming perennials add to the traditional autumn color palette with reds, yellows, oranges, and purples, but that’s not all. There are also plenty of choices in pink, blue, white, and lavender for a softer look.

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How to Make Leaf Compost

Mulching is a natural way to build up soil and add nutrients, but if you let your leaves stay where they fall they can create a natural habitat for pests and some diseases. If you put your leaves in a compost pile you may notice that many are still intact while the vegetable matter is broken down.

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