Many preparations can be made in autumn, to prepare the lawn for the next spring and summer. Mulching can give the lawn more nutrients over the winter. Aeration can give water and air deep in the soil. Trees and shrubs should be trimmed to prepare for snow and winds. The branches should be cut back to a safe distance from wires and the house. Lawn and garden power equipment should be winterized, kept safe from the winter in a shed or garage.
- Continue mowing grass to make it more resistant against disease and field mice infestation.
- Mulch fallen leaves to provide soil with rich nutrients throughout the winter months.
- Winterize and prep all outdoor power equipment for storage throughout the off season.
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