All of a sudden its fall! Scarlet, yellow and orange leaves glow in the late afternoon sun and the air is kind of cool and warm at the same time.
It is a great time to get out in the garden before the yucky cold weather and hard rains.
Here are a few things to take care of before all that:
Clean off the roof and clear the gutters.
Trim back long branches and excess growth in trees and large shrubs to let the air move through and to give them a good shape.
Rake up falling leaves so the snails don't make a home in them and have lots of eggs.
Spread slow release fertilizer for the rains to wash into the garden.
Turn down or off the irrigation controller as the rains pick up.
Pick up fallen fruit and any fruit still hanging on the trees that are over ripe to avoid
Check areas in garden where water can collect i.e. cans, pots or carts and turn over.
Put in cushions, umbrellas and outdoor decor that can be damaged in the storms.
Check drainage points and clear inground drain outlets that have collected debris and leaves.
Well that sounds like quite enough to do. I forgot to list- sit in a lounge chair and have a nice warm beverage!
Happy fall- it looks like it will be a great one.