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A few must-do garden chores for the fall gardenBy Rhonda Hayes
Are you the tidy type or more laid back about fall garden cleanup? Either way, there are a few things you really should do.

How long is your fall garden to-do list? It probably depends on your gardening style, the weather and how you deal with peer pressure.

The more naturalistic the setting, the more you can probably let it slide. Benjamin Vogt, garden writer and prairie-plant evangelist, recently shared his cleanup routine on Twitter: “Just prepped my garden for winter by glancing out the window and sighing. Seriously, why do people do fall cleanup? Nature doesn’t.”

More manicured and groomed gardens, however, demand serious end-of-season intervention.

My garden and I fall somewhere in the middle of these maintenance manifestos. I don’t do much, but I do a little. In the end, snow covers a multitude of sins.

That said, I do have a few fall must-dos:



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A few must-do garden chores for the fall garden