Shaw Nature Reserve offers these autumn gardening tips.
Remove autumn leaves from tree, shrub, and flower beds.
November 15 to March 15 is the best time to prune most trees and shrubs. Remove conflicting and crowded branches, dead limbs, double-leaders and unsightly branches.
Drain gasoline from power equipment or use fuel stabilizer before winter storage. Drain and store water hoses. Clean up all tools.
Dig up and remove to the trash diseased plants that have aster yellows. This is a common problem with purple coneflower, blazing stars and black-eyed Susan’s causing distorted flowers.
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