How To Prepare Your Lawn and Garden For Fall
Gardening expert Paul James offers advice on fertilizing, seeding and planting.
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Ready your container plants. Believe it or not, the most overlooked group of plants this time of year is container plants, and there are plenty of things to consider with respect to their care:
Just remember to strip all but the top few leaves off the stem, keep the potting medium moist at all times and keep plants out of direct sunlight. Within a few weeks the plants should develop a dense mass of roots, at which point you can pot them up and grow them as houseplants. This doesn't work with all annuals, but it's fun to experiment.
HGTV.com provides the don'ts when it comes to garden maintenance in the summer and early fall.