As fall is fast approaching, it's time to say goodbye to summer and time to prepare your exterior landscape for the winter elements. There are a few important tasks you must complete before the first freeze and a few tasks that are helpful in preserving the integrity of your structures and outdoor furniture.
Surprisingly, fall is not the best time to prune your trees. According to the National Arbor Foundation, you shouldn't prune your trees at this time because decay-type fungi spread their spores profusely in the fall and healing of wounds seems to be slower in the fall on tree cuts. Roses should also not be pruned until spring's final frost, so, this is one season you can leave your pruning tools in storage.
Here is a checklist of a few things