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The Fall Garden To-Do List After a Summer of Drought

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Mulching mower results from a John Deer X380 with Gator blades. Unmowed on the right, just mowed on the left. A second pass would have made even the shredded leaves invisible. ANDREW MESSINGER

Mulching mower results from a John Deer X380 with Gator blades. Unmowed on the right, just mowed on the left. A second pass would have made even the shredded leaves invisible. ANDREW MESSINGER

The Bobbex-R on the left is an RTU (ready to use) 32-ounce bottle. Great for spraying lily buds so chipmunks won’t eat them. A bottle of the 32-ounce concentrate on the left, which is good for bulb dips. If you can’t find it a local garden centers it’s available online. ANDREW MESSINGER

The Bobbex-R on the left is an RTU (ready to use) 32-ounce bottle. Great for spraying lily buds so chipmunks won’t eat them. A bottle of the 32-ounce concentrate on the left, which is good for bulb dips. If you can’t find it a local garden centers it’s available online. ANDREW MESSINGER

Pruners like this well-used Felco #2 should be sharpened before every use for clean cuts.  Above the pruner is a Felco #903 sharpening tool. Neither is inexpensive but used together the pruner will last for years.

Pruners like this well-used Felco #2 should be sharpened before every use for clean cuts. Above the pruner is a Felco #903 sharpening tool. Neither is inexpensive but used together the pruner will last for years.

Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea), also known as creeping Charlie, is a tenacious weed of lawns and gardens. After many years of attempted control with organics I switched to a chemical herbicide. In future years, only limited spot treatments should be needed.

Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea), also known as creeping Charlie, is a tenacious weed of lawns and gardens. After many years of attempted control with organics I switched to a chemical herbicide. In future years, only limited spot treatments should be needed.

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