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Week of September 20, 2021

Plant astilbes in low, damp areas.Plant astilbes in low, damp areas.

Check local garden centers for end-of-season plant and other sales.

Fall is a good time for corrective tree pruning; look for rubbing branches and cracks. Need assistance? Click here to find a landscaping professional near you!

Leave at least a two-inch stem on squash and pumpkins for longer storage life.

If you plan to reuse dirt flower pots next year soak them in soapy water for a few days to loosen grime before storing.

Ripe apples snap off easily when gently lifted with the palm of the hand.

Donate excess produce to local food pantries.


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