Fall Gardening Chores

@webeishere (36351)
United States
October 12, 2007 2:01pm CST
Okay the end of the growing/blooming season has arrived here in Minnesota. I have many flowers, shrubs, trees, and veggies. This is the time of year to dig up the old annuals & toss them out as with tearing out the veggies that won't last through the wintre. Also the leaves are piling up in my yard. Well I use my leaf blower and blow them against my houses foundation where most my flowers are growing. This works as a mulch so I save money on wood chips or other specialized mulch. So are you preparing your perrenials for the winters coldness yet? Have you got tons of leaves on your lawn like I do? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@Polly1 (12646)
• United States
12 Oct 07
I have the fall gardening chores on my list to do, I have just been too lazy to get busy doing it. We had record heat a few days ago, now its cold and rainy. I will still have some good days to get out there and do some work. I am hoping the weather improves soon, I am going to be busy with me mom. She will be having heart surgery in a week and a half, I will be tied up with her. Have fun.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
12 Oct 07
Same weather we had starting last weekend. A record high of 87 on last Saturday. Now the highs are barely reaching 50. ]HAHAHAHA! I did a little work today. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
12 Oct 07
Keep us informed on moms progress etc as well.
@Polly1 (12646)
• United States
12 Oct 07
You bet I will, I will be asking for prayers before her surgery. I am a great believer in prayer, also it helps me not to be so scared, knowing that lots of people are praying for her. Thanks so much. Surgery won't be until the 23rd. of this month.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
12 Oct 07
Yes I do have alot of leaves still. My hubby has already used the blower 3 or 4 times already. I didnt dig up my flowers yet because they are still blooming. I like to wait till they start to look ugly.LOL Do you plant mums?
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
12 Oct 07
No mums here, Mostly Lilies. I have about 50 or more Lilies. A few different varities and colors. I have to dig them up and transfer them also. Just doesn't seem like this will be that year though. HAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!`
@jillhill (37377)
• United States
12 Oct 07
I am lucky that my neighbor takes care of all the leaves....he just sweeps them up on his little tractor and takes them away. I still have to get the little decorations out of the flower beds like the frogs etc but that is about all I have to do.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
12 Oct 07
Wished I had a neighbor that would do that for me. HAHAHAHA! I am looking at buying one of those sweeper things with brushes to sweep up the leaves. It's a push model I want. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
13 Oct 07
My husband will blow the leaves out of the garden beds,much to my dismay. I tell him that they help to protect the plants, but he doesn't listen to my pleas to leave them.
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@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
12 Oct 07
I've rated your photo Grandpa Bob, you know why?. Because I started thinking of how to make money from that mulch..hahaha. Have your good day Grandpa Bob.
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@mamasan34 (6520)
• United States
12 Oct 07
I have all of my plants and flowers in containers being that I live on a military installation, there is no sense of permanence. I am still having fairly good weather there, so my plants are doing fine so far. Once, the cold weather really sets in I usually bring my fern in from outside, clean up the pot and find a nice place in my home for it to survive through the cold months. My summer flowers though, will probably die so I will just clean out my pots and store them until the next spring. As much as I like fall and winter, I hate seeing my pretty flowers go.
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• United States
12 Oct 07
I don't have a green thumb. I definitely have a brown thumb lol. So I don't mess with anything out in the yard. My husband mows the grass, does the weedeating (sp?), and he blows the leaves. We have a big back yard so he always blows them to the back of the yard and leaves them there. If any kind of flowering stuff is done out at our house then my husband's grandmother comes and does it.
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
14 Oct 07
I have the opposite to you. Spring is full on, sop it is time to prepare lots of ,ulch. This year, due to severe water restrictions, my emphasis is on mulching, & weeding. I need every drop of water to go to my plahnts & not weeds. Plus, I am buying those spikey things that I poike in the ground, & attach an empty water bottle too. This I fill up with whatever water I can get, from the shower or bath. We are only allowed to water using a trigger nozzle once each weeek. In summer this will be no where near enough. So my focus is on keeping alive what I have, & not growing anymore. My hubby has a leaf blower too, & he uses the accumullated leaves for mulch too. We also have a mulcher, a small one.
@peavey (16991)
• United States
14 Oct 07
My tomatoes are still blooming, but they're predicting an second frost soon, so I'll be pulling those up next week. The squash and beans are done for, I've got part of them cleaned up. Going to move some lavender and iris a little later. I have a lot of clean up yet to do with flowers!
@byfaithonly (10715)
• United States
13 Oct 07
I've started doing some fall clean-up but we still have a lot of leaves still on the trees, although very colorful, so will wait another week or so before collecting them. My room-mate/landlord has a lawn rake that pulls behind the riding mower so this should be much easier than the old way. And yes, I've already requested that he dump the leaves on the flower beds rather than the mulch pile.