Fall Landscaping Ideas: How will you prepare your yard for the winter?
Spread Mulch—Fall mulching is better for the plants than spring mulching is, it helps protect the roots from frost and retains moisture during a cold day. Spread 2 to 3 inches of fresh mulch around shrubs and trees.
Remove the Dead and Dying—Pruning is a spring activity, the fall is the time to remove dead annuals and cut back dead and desiccated ornamental grasses and perennials.
Wrap Delicate Shrubs—Heavy snow, ice, and high winds can dry and split your delicate and pricey shrubs. To protect your landscaping hide your plants under overturned plastic pots or buckets, wrap shrubs, and surround vulnerable trees with shredded leaves.
Take Advantage of Fall Sales—Early fall until the ground freezes is a good time to plant trees and shrubs. Not only do cooler weather and autumn rain put less stress on young landscaping plants.