Although the mid-afternoons are still balmy and summer-like, crisper temperatures aren’t far away.
According to Purdue Co-op Master Gardeners, this month is the perfect time to address the needs of your plantings, shrubs and lawn — while doing yard work is still a pleasure.
Here are some to-dos for your RoseLake Estates property to keep it cared for and ready for a long winter’s sleep:
- Add compost to any garden beds and turn it over
- Plant any spring bulbs; then mulch
- Keep up with leaf removal
- Apply fall lawn weed and feed
- Clean out gardening containers and flower pots; safely storing them for next spring
- Save seeds from flower heads. Dry on newspaper or paper towels and store in airtight containers
- Trim bushes now, rather than after they bud in spring to encourage stronger growth
- Sharpen, oil and store outdoor equipment
- Drain hoses and turn off spigots to prevent freeze.
RoseLake Estate homeowners take good care of their property, and we encourage that. Please let management know if you spot a dead trees or fallen limb. We want to keep our neighborhood safe and well cared for — for all of our neighbors to enjoy.