This weekend's forecast is perfect for some end of the year tasks in the yard with highs near 50°F
The ground hasn't frozen yet either, so we still have an opportunity to plant! Last minute deals on trees are an option and this late in the year, if you can even finds them, trees and shrubs will be on DEEP discounts.
It would also be perfect for transplanting deciduous trees. The cold weather early has most of these trees in a dormant state so they transplant with less stress.
Speaking of deep discounts, I encourage you to head over to the Habitat ReStore and pick up a great deal on flowering bulbs.
Early Spring flowers are great companion plants as they grow early, grabbing nutrients. These nutrients might otherwise wash off site during Spring rains. As the season progresses they die back releasing these nutrients back into the soil, which are then used by your summer plants.
So get out there, get dirty, get healthy and prepare your beds for an easy, and cheap, burst of color this Spring.
Then later you can Cheer on the Hawkeyes!
Remember if you want a great landscape, that includes edibles and/or plants for pollinators, with a design that optimizes your property for sustainability contact Abundant Design.
Have a great week!