If you read our blog post in September, there are a number of items we need to complete to help winterize our lawn and gardens and ensure they have their best foot forward for re-growth in the spring.
Here is your October 'to-do' checklist list from Landscape Ontario to help cover all the basis!
Transplant shrubs or young trees to new locations.
Cut diseased areas out of perennials. Do not compost.
Rake and compost any fallen leaves.
Clean up garden debris. Remove all vegetable plants and fallen fruit.
Remove dead annuals from the garden, after a frost.
Cut back perennial foliage to discourage overwintering pests. Leave flowers with seeds for the birds.
Continue watering trees and shrubs until the ground freezes.
Sharpen lawn mower blade and pruners.
Trim tall grass away from trees and corners of your home to discourage small rodents from creating nests.
Dig up tender bulbs such as dahlia, canna and gladiola. Wrap them in moist material and store in a cool, dark space.