Fall gardening checklist Oakville

Home Maintenance: Fall Gardening Checklist

Tuesday Sep 29th, 2020


There is so much to enjoy in the fall season! However, as we watch the leaves turn into vibrant colours, it does serve as a reminder to home owners that now’s the time to get started on fall home maintenance. Whether you’re already in your forever home or you’re thinking of selling your Oakville home this fall, make sure you stay on top of seasonal chores so that your home remains well cared for.

When it comes to making sure your garden is ready to handle a Canadian winter, know that there are a lot of little tasks that should be completed to winterize your garden space. Additionally, fall is a great time to do some planting. If you plan on adding greenery, consider planting new trees and shrubs during the fall season. You should also cut back perennials, remove annuals and do what you can to get your lawn healthy for next spring.

Simple Checklist for Fall Gardening At Home

Before you start working your way through this handy check list, we’re also offering a gentle reminder to keep watering your trees and shrubs throughout the fall season. Plants that are deprived of water before the cold hits will be stressed in the winter and can affect how they’ll come back in the spring.

Sue Heddle Homes is sharing our helpful fall garden guide for home owners. Read on for steps to follow for fall garden maintenance over the next few months.

  • Add fertilizer to garden beds.
  • Cover any water features with netting to avoid leaves and debris collecting inside.
  • Plant new trees and shrubs, they’ll need at least six weeks to thrive before the frost arrives.
  • Plant spring flowering bulbs.
  • Clean out bird feeders and clean your garden tools.
  • Continue watering trees and shrubs until the ground freezes.
  • Bring in any clay pots.
  • Pull weeds – this can really help reduce the number of weeds you’ll see next year as they won’t have a chance to seed.
  • Fertilize your lawn.
  • Cut any diseased areas out of your perennials.
  • Rake and compost any fallen leaves.
  • Clean up garden debris. Remove all vegetable plants and fallen fruit.
  • Trim tall grass away from trees and corners of your house to discourage small rodents or animals from creating nests.
  • Turn off outside water connections and drain garden hoses.
  • Wrap screening around any fruit tree trunks to protect from small animals.
  • Mulch rose bushes.
  • Clean fallen leaves in downspouts, eaves troughs and gutters.

Sue Heddle Homes Can Sell Your Home This Fall

If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market this fall, Sue Heddle Homes can help. From making sure your home is ready to show, to having a professional listing that draws in prospective buyers, Sue Heddle Homes has the experience and knowledge to help with all your real estate needs. With over a decade of award winning experience as an Oakville realtor, Sue knows how to sell homes in the today’s ever changing market. To find out what your home is worth or to set up a meeting, please give us a call at (416) 906-7998.

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