TIP 3: Mulch beds before frost sets in, 1-2” is sufficient, it’s like spreading a blanket over your garden beds!
TIP 4: Don’t let leaves smother plants. Rake fallen leaves as often as possible to keep them from damaging your turf or flowers. Evergreen perennials such as Heuchera and creeping phlox can be especially vulnerable.
TIP 5: Halt pruning on all shrubs and trees; the new growth induced by fall pruning is susceptible to winter injury. You can still remove dead or diseased branches.