Maximum Living Gardening Tips for October
Fall is a season of transition, and as the leaves turn and fall, it is a good reminder to make your own preparations for winter and the coming spring.
- October is the perfect month to start or fortify your compost. Make sure to use all of your raked-up leaves, plant trimmings, clippings and any dropped fruit from trees or finished plants out of your garden. Come spring you can then use the fresh compost to amend your soil for a stellar growing season. Your garden really is the circle of life.
- This is a great month to plant trees as they will be naturally watered by the fall and winter rains bringing a spring season of new growth for you to enjoy.
- Make sure to aerate, thatch and replant any dead patches in your lawn after the last mowing of the season. This will help to make sure your lawn does not get waterlogged during the rainy season and will give you a head start for a healthy lawn come spring.