|Autumn season cut short due to snow forecast|
Today and probably all of next week I will have to work harder on the gardens to get them ready for the frigid cold weather and snow. Normally I do not cut back my lilies until after a hard frost, but plan on cutting them back so I can cover the flower bed with mulch. I will also have to plant 120 daffodils next week, because this must be done before the ground freezes.
|My yard and gardens with snow|
I started working in the side yard, clearing the brush that was growing next to the dog kennel. I got 8 feet cut back and have another 9 feet to finish. While working I noticed that my irises rhizomes are above the soil line and suspect that removing the leaves last week from the garden caused erosion. I will probably add a layer of compost next week and maybe a light layer of natural mulch. I am thinking that ice will not be good for them since their roots are just bellow the soil.
Then when all the manicuring and caring for flower gardens is completed I have to stake the gardens with poles with flags because if I do not my hubby will plow the snow through the gardens. Yes it safe to say that I am going to be busy next week because I must get the yard and gardens ready for first snow of the season.
Is the weather changing where you live? Will you have snow in October?