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This week in your Massachusetts garden & landscape

Week of October 3, 2022

Keep weeds with mature seed heads out of the compost pile.Keep weeds with mature seed heads out of the compost pile.

Wear hearing protection when using leaf blowers and other power equipment.

Mix a batch of potting soil for winter use.

Japanese zelkova (Zelkova serrata) trees have attractive fall foliage.

Fresh dill will keep in the freezer for 6 months.

Put the vegetable garden to bed! Remove crop debris then plant a cover crop, like rye (secale cereale), to protect against soil erosion and to add nutrients.

Regularly prune suckers from crabapples and apples as they develop.


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