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When the leaves starts to fall in your garden and the breeze of the air starts to sting the skin because of its coldness, then, this is nature’s way of saying that winter is just around the corner. This also means that taking care of your garden is now a priority that should not be taken for granted. So, before winter finally sets in, it is wise to manage your garden and prepare it for the winter so that when the cold weather arrives, you can just relax in your homes without worrying about your gardens condition.

5 How-To’s in Preparing Your Garden for winter

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source: devisserlandscape

1. How to Prepare Perennials for winter

How do you prepare your perennials for the winter? Here’s how to do it.

  • After frost, cut your perennial stems to soil level. This will remove the eggs and spores of the garden pests that still linger in your plants.
  • All dead plant debris must be cut and made into compost to be used as organic matter that will add nutrients to the soil.
  • Put winter mulch into your soil once the ground freezes. This will prevent rodents and other garden pests from nesting into your garden.
  • To keep the soil warm and moist even during winter, and to protect the plants that are still growing in your garden, put mulch around them. Pine needles, chopped leaves, and shrubs are the best mulch to be used.

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Heirloom tomatoes are tomato varieties that have been passed from one generation to the next. It is 100% organic and it is more tasteful and flavorful than the regularly produced tomatoes in the gardens. Some of these heirloom tomato varieties are so rare that they are considered as a prized possession by some gardeners around the world.

Here are 10 of the Best Heirloom Tomatoes to Have in Your Garden

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1. Tomato ‘Beam’s Yellow Pear’

The “Beam’s Yellow Pear” is a tomato variety that dates back as early as the 1800’s. This small-fruit tomato with its long pear shape and golden yellow fruits has a sweet flavor and it perfect for snack. Plant this tomato variety and it will be ready for harvest in two and a half months.

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If you want to have the best looking lawn when the season of spring arrives, then spending some time and doing some work in your lawn during fall is the key to achieving such feat. The cooler temperature together with the occasional rains that the season of fall brings is ideal in preparing the lawn for the next season.  Just follow these 7 helpful advices and you will surely have a lush and healthy lawn when the season of spring arrives.

7 Best Advices for Your Lawn Care during fall

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source: todayshomeowner

1. Mow your lawn

If you want to have less brown leaf during winter, continue cutting your grass by mowing your lawn during the season of fall. Just use the lowest mowing setting in mowing your lawn until the season of fall comes to a close.

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Would it be great to start the gardening season without too much hustle and too much work? Well, we can. But to achieve this goal, we need first to do some gardening work. By working and preparing our gardens now, we can be at ease that even during the coldest months of winter; our gardens are well protected by the freezing cold that winter brings.

Here are 5 Things You Can Do This Fall to Start Next Year’s Garden

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1. Choose your garden space

The crops that you plan to grow for next year’s gardening season will determine where and what part of your garden would you most likely prepare. If what you have in mind for your next year’s crops are the fruiting vegetables, then, a spot where plants can receive a lot of sun is what you will need. If leafy greens are your thing, then a location that has a mix of sun and shade is what you will need to address in your garden.

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Keeping the garden healthy and beautiful without contributing in the destruction of the environment is the main objective of every organic gardener around the world. And one way to achieve this is by using gardening remedies which are organic in nature.

Here Are Ten Organic Remedies That You Can Try For Your Garden

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source: gardenmyths

1. Slug Beer Trap 

Slugs love beer so much that for them it’s a drink to die for, LITERALLY! To set up a slug beer trap, all you need is a container for the beer that you will use. An old ball, cups, and bowls will do. Bury your chosen container just until it is the same level with the soil. Next fill your container with beer and leave it in your garden. When the slugs come for the beer, they will get stuck into the container and the slugs will drown in the process.

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