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Seasonal Garden Tasks - Working in the Fall Garden

Fall is still a very important season in the garden. Cooler temperatures make garden chores easier on you and your plants. Fall is a great time to plant, prune and clean-up the garden.
  1. Bulbs (9)
  2. Crafts (4)
  3. Fall Color (5)
  4. Prechilling and Forcing (4)
  5. Seed Saving & Cuttings (3)

Fall Blooming Perennial Flowers
The trick to designing your garden with perennial flowers is making sure you have something wonderful in bloom all the time. Each season has its stars and fall blooming perennials have some of the best.

Fall Vegetable Gardening
Don't back up the vegetable garden just yet. There are plenty of vegetables that actually enjoy the cooler temperatures as much as you do. Keep the harvest going with these fall vegetable gardening tips.

Vegetable Planting in Warmer Climates
When to start and plant vegetables outdoors in the south and western U.S.

Fall Yard Care
When do you stop mowing? Do you still have to water? About's Landscaping Guide answers all your questions about getting your yard ready for winter weather.

What to Plant in Warm Climates?
We asked readers who live in USDA Zones 8 and higher what they plant in the fall and winter. If you're looking for suggestions (or would like to add some) here are the suggestions they came up with.

Putting the Garden to Bed
Taking some time in the fall to clean and prepare your garden for spring, will cut down on the weeding and pruning you'll need to do when gardening season cranks back into gear. A few easy tasks, in the cool of fall, allow you to put your garden to bed for the winter.

10 Fall Garden Tasks for a Better Spring Garden
A little effort in the garden during fall can make your garden ready to go next spring.

Plants for Winter Interest
Many perennial plants can be cut back in the fall, rather than waiting for the spring. However, some gardeners like to leave certain plants standing, for winter interest. Here are some favorite perennial plants for winter interest

September: Regional Gardening To Do List
September gardening can mean cool, crisp nights or hot, hazy, Indian summer days. Either way, there’s no time to rest. Short season gardens need to be put to bed. Warmer zones are starting a whole new growing season. Even the southern hemisphere is back in the gardening groove. So here are some monthly gardening tips to get you back out in...

October: Regional Gardening To Do List
Gardening in October is entirely dependent on the weather. If there's an Indian Summer, there is no better time of year to be out in the garden. While gardeners in warm areas will have more to do than their northern counterparts, there are plenty of garden tasks to keep everyone busy in October.

November: Regional Gardening To Do List
Whether you are closing down your garden for winter or getting ready for peak season, there are still plenty of things to do in the garden, in November. Take a look.

Drying Herbs - How to Dry and Store Your Fresh Garden Herbs
Enjoy your fresh herbs well into winter by air drying and storing them at the end of the growing season. Here's how to keep the most flavor in them, while drying.

Complete Fall Color and Autumn Leaf Guide
Where to go to see the colors of fall. The 10 best sites for enjoying fall foliage and some tips for recognizing which trees offer the showiest display.

Let Winter Freezes Amend Your Garden Soil
Fall is a great time to amend your garden soil the easy way by letting the ravages of winter work their magic.

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