Start a compost pile, if you don’t already have one, this fall. Simply pile up leaves and organic debris in an out-of-the-way space in the yard. Plan on turning the pile once a month to speed up composting.
Lime can be applied to lawns any time that the soil is not frozen. Get a soil test with a pH measurement to determine how much lime to apply. Visit the UMass Soil and Plant Nutrient Testing Laboratory web page to learn more about submitting a soil test.
Deer tick activity may be rising again over the next month. Protect yourself!
Yellowjackets and wasps may be bold now while searching for sugar, including your fresh picked apples!