October To-Do List
As we start heading towards winter, it is important to keep our lawns and gardens ready for the changes. The experts at Green View have developed the following to help guide your October to-do lists.
Plant spring-flowering bulbs
An ideal time to move or plant trees and shrubs
Update porch pots with fall annuals
Clean up fallen leaves to avoid diseases
Cut back perennials after blooms have stopped and the plant has died off
Add mulch where needed to insulate roots
Move tender plants (ie. tropical houseplants) inside - check for pests!
Cut back watering/feeding of houseplants
Divide spring-flowering perennials
Apply lawn fertilizer
Continue any desired core aeration and seeding
Winterize irrigation systems
Start lowering the deck on mowers to mow lawns slightly shorter
Clean and sharpen garden tools
Tip: Clean shovels easier by inserting them into a bucket of sand; then spray with WD-40 to help with rust.
Clean bird feeders
Create compost bins for plant debris clean up
Call us if you have questions!