The most obvious fall task for adding beauty to the early spring garden is to plant bulbs including daffodils, hyacinths, snowdrops, crocuses, and more. But there’s also a bunch of other things you can do now, before first frosts set in and the soil becomes unworkable, that will make your spring garden better, prettier, healthier, easier to manage, or save money.
I used to play a silly but enjoyable trick on myself every year when I was a student. When I put my winter coat away for the summer, I would put a $20 bill in the pocket (and yes, that was a lot of money to me at that time). And sure enough, every fall when I’d wear the coat for the first time that season, I’d be (momentarily) surprised to find the money. Goofy, I know, but I fell for it every time!
Getting spring garden tasks done in the fall is much like that finding that money. It is so much easier to get early crops going (which for me, could be in March) if the soil is fully prepared, and I have cold frame supplies all sorted and ready to go. Sometimes too, the windows of opportunity are short (between snow storms) and it pays to be prepared.
There are lots more ideas in the complete list on my blog at eBay (where I also work as a blogger):
Have a look and let me know any must-do fall tasks on your list that give you that unexpected-money-in-the-pocket feeling when spring rolls around.
More Fall and Winter Gardening Ideas
- 7 Things To Plant In The Fall Garden
- 14 Fall Tips For A Better Spring Garden
- Start Your Fall Veggie Garden Now
- When Is It Too Late To Plant Seeds Outdoors?
- 6 Tips For Growing Veggies In The Winter
- Bulbs 101 For Beginners
- How To Plant Bulbs In Containers
- How To Grow Vegetables In The Winter
- Winter Care For Wild Birds
- Overwintering Outdoor Potted Fig Trees
- How To Care For A Winter Pond
- Making Your Own Un-suet Suet for the Winter Birds
- Plant Markers and Labels That Endure All The Seasons