Cleaning House ... Or GardenAs fall begins to set in, it's time to prepare your garden. Any plants that aren't affected by the frost outright begin to prepare for dormancy. You can clear out the blackened stems and foliage of the annual flowers and vegetables to prevent the possibility of their harboring disease pathogens and insect eggs over the winter.
There's More Happening Than You ThinkIt probably looks like nothing is happening in your cold, winterized garden - but that's not the case. In fact, new trees, shrubs, divisions of perennials, and hardy bulbs are all growing their roots, drawing on soil nutrients and moisture around them. While they may look dead, they are actually finding ways to thrive and in fact, are already preparing for the spring again!
Fall is a wonderful time to separate bulbs, so if you don't have that on your to-do list, we would highly recommend it. It's also a good time to plant new ones if you've been wanting to do that.