Don't forget the garden!
We actually got a fall this year in Columbus. Your garden should be overjoyed.
These glorious summer-esque days are perfect for those who put off winterizing maintenance in the garden. If you weren't paying attention several weeks ago, I wrote a bit about the importance of preparing your produce space for cold weather. Call this your second chance.
Barely escaping the horrors of procrastination, I did some year-end to the Hope Grows Community Garden, which I helped plant this year. A few friends and I:
- Removed debris, weeds, plants and wet leaves
- Added cow manure and peat moss to tillable space
- Re-edged beds and garden plot
- Mulched paths with hardwood chips
- Cleaned and stored tools
Things looked pretty good and will be much easier to deal with come spring. The only thing left to do is add a protective, weed-discouraging cover to the beds -- probably a triple-shredded hardwood mulch.