SSWCD fall yard tips

Published 9:39 am Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Southside Soil and Water Conversation District (SSWCD), which serves Charlotte and Lunenburg County, offers yards tips for the fall season.

According to the SSWCD, cleaning up your garden and lawns in the fall will be worth it in the spring.

The SSWCD said in order to clean your vegetable garden, pull out leftover plants and compost them. Also, clean out weeds from the garden area.

Additionally, all potted plants should be placed indoors before the frost and cold weather.

The SSWCD said feed gardens with organic garden fertilizer to help create healthy roots for vibrant blooming in the spring. Also, mowing over leaves will help enhance the fertility in the soil.

Finally, plant spring bulbs before the first frost, such as daffodils, lilies and tulips. Mulching in the fall helps keep moisture within the soil, suppresses weeds from growing and protects soil from eroding.