September heralds the fall gardening season with cooler temperatures and a first taste of autumn in the air. Now’s the time to be outside to enjoy the beautiful weather while taking care of some of the following lawn and garden tasks for September.
Fall gardening is an exercise in delayed gratification – new plants barely put down roots before going dormant, and amended beds won’t show their gratitude until spring. Read on to find out how to clean up, organize, and take stock of your yard during November.
We revisited the 4 Seasons of Homeownership as we took on the fall checklist with first-time homeowners Mike and Nicole Dumas, including installing gutters and downspouts and weatherizing their home for cooler weather ahead.
In October, gardeners have a color show unequaled in any other season. While many summer annuals are still blooming, trees begin their yearly show of fall color, and fall-blooming perennials explode into bloom.
Danny Lipford visits The Weather Channel as a special guest on the morning show, America’s Morning Headquarters, as part of their “Fall Around America” coverage to address some common home maintenance myths.
Watch this video for tips on how to get your house ready for cooler weather, including sealing up cracks, having your heating system serviced, and buying a generator for powering DIY projects and tailgating.