Putting your yard to bed for the winter

11:58 AM, Oct 30, 2010   |    comments
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FALMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It's time to prep your yard for the winter. Paul Tukey of  safelawns.org says pick up apples and other fruit. They will attract insects and deer, and diseases in them can overwinter, causing trouble next season.

If you struggle with leaf bags, there's a new product called a leaf funnel or a bag funnel (available at garden centers). It keeps the bags open and upright and is even fun for kids to crawl through.

You'll cut back many plants in your garden, but Paul says don't prune roses until spring. With seed plants like black-eyed susans, you have a decision to make: Leave the seeds for the birds, knowing they will likely scatter and reseed all over your garden, or prune the seeds heads and get them out of there.





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