Fall

Fall leaves preserved with glycerin

How to Preserve Fall Leaves and Branches with Glycerin

There are many ways to preserve fall leaves, from pressing to waxing to drying. Preserving with glycerin is unique, however, because it keeps the leaves soft and preserves quite a bit of the color. Glycerin-preserved leaves are perfect for crafts, arrangements, and wreaths; and the process is incredibly easy. Read on to find out how.

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How High to Mow Your Lawn for the Final Cut in the Fall

John asks, “What height should I mow my lawn for my final cut of the fall?”

Once your grass stops growing for the season, it’s a good idea to give it one last cutting at a lower height. Read on to find out how to give your lawn its final haircut of the year.

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Fall leaf colors ranging from red to yellow

Predicting the Peak of Fall Foliage

While it’s impossible to predict for certain when fall foliage will peak each year, there are some useful general guidelines that can help you plan your next autumn leaf-viewing trip. Read on to find out what you need to know to see the best fall leaves in your area.

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Maple tree with full fall foliage

Five Must-Have Trees for Fall Foliage

Fall is a time when all those ordinary green trees make statements that stop us dead in our tracks. There are hundreds of varieties of trees with fall color, but when planning your landscape, you can never go wrong by starting with the basics. Read on for five unbeatable choices for landscape trees that will provide a colorful canopy in your yard.

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

With the feel of fall in the air, it’s time to think about getting your home ready for colder weather. Much of the routine maintenance that needs to be done this time of year will not only help keep you cozy this winter, it will also save money on your heating bill and protect your biggest investment—your home.

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Shrubs in containers ready for planting.

Can I Plant Trees and Shrubs in Late Fall or Winter?

Dee asks, “We just bought some shrubs at a late fall sale. Can we plant them now, or should we try to store them until spring?”

With a little care, you can plant trees and shrubs in late fall. Read on for tips on how to help late season plantings make it through the winter.

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How to Recycle Leaves in Your Yard

Instead of sending your leaves to the landfill, consider recycling them to feed the plants in your garden. Leaves are a great, free source of nutrients and insulation for your garden if used correctly, and you can keep your lawn neat while still allowing nature to work its magic. Read on to find out how to recycle the leaves in your yard.

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Bags of winterizer lawn fertilizer.

How to Winterize the Grass in Your Lawn

Your lawn’s nutrient needs change in the fall in preparation for the cold weather ahead. If all the conflicting advice about whether or not to winterize your lawn has left you confused, you’re not alone! But figuring out what to do may not be as hard as it seems.

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