WHAT TO PLANT IN FALL: Love these chrysanthemums (mums) in vibrant shades of yellow, orange and purple. There is also pansies and kale. They perfectly complement outdoor fall decor and make a lovely statement in a flowerbed lining your path. Just dig a hold and put the entire pot in it for quick work! (http://media.mlive.com/advanceopinion_impact/photo/mums-lawn-and-garden-61e6173e5fd0be57.jpg)

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Fall is a busy time in the garden. You need to clean up any flowers that have died and plant the best fall bulbs for spring blooms.

The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.

How to Prepare Your Flower Beds in the Fall for Next Spring - Take steps now to ensure your flower gardens do well over the winter and thrive next spring.

Pruning is an important part of keeping your plants healthy, as there are many benefits to doing so. We’ll teach you when it is the best time to prune hydrangeas, roses, and many other flowers and trees.

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