October in the Garden.

Fall is here and it looks like it will be a little warmer than normal over the coming weeks, but we all know firsthand how things can take a quick turn towards feeling like winter. In this episode, we discuss what you should do and should do to prepare your lawn, gardens, and landscape for the month of October.

Here are some of the questions and topics covered in this episode:

  • How to plant fall bulbs and garlic.

  • Bringing in your annuals and topicals you’d like to keep for next year or over winter.

  • Why not prune and clean up your perennials, trees, shrubs, and leaves.

  • How to prepare the lawn for fall and winter.

  • Preparing your evergreens and Japanese maples for winter.

Resources mentioned during the show:

Season 9, episode 28 - September 29th, 2023.

Down the Garden Path Podcast

Each week on Down The Garden Path, professional landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes.

As the owner of Down2Earth Landscape Design, Joanne Shaw has been designing beautiful gardens for homeowners east of Toronto for over a decade. A horticulturist and landscape designer, Matthew Dressing owns Natural Affinity Garden Design, a landscape design and garden maintenance firm servicing Toronto and the Eastern GTA. Together, they do their best to bring you interesting, relevant and useful topics to help you keep your garden as low maintenance as possible.

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