Plan to Enjoy Oldham County in the fall, with some preperation.

August 27, 2008 by  
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It’s amazing how a little bit of pain motivates a person. Upon arriving home from work on a recent Saturday, my Mother paraded me through the backyard, showcasing her efforts for the day. She had spent the day pulling weeds. Against my better judgment… for some reason, I felt compelled to help. Under her deck, she has planted some English Ivy. It’s very attractive, and designed as a ground cover to prevent weeds. It’s doing a great job. However, a few weeds managed to turn into small trees and take root. I pulled out a couple of the weeds by hand. I lost a battle to a couple others, eventually with the help of a shovel, I won the war. Which brings me to my point.

Fall is rapidly approaching with the first day of Autumn arriving on September 22nd. With a bit of planning and work now, you will be enjoying a beautiful spring. Now is the time to sow seed or fertilize your lawn or even plant some Daffodils or Tulips. If you’ve been thinking about installing leaf guards for you gutters, you’d better get moving. The leaves will be changing to various shades of red, yellow and burnt orange quicker than you might anticipate. That is if we get some rain soon, and they don’t fall off from dehydration first. Oh, and if you plan on pulling weeds, wear gloves. I wasn’t so lucky to have someone remind me. With a little bit of luck, my blisters will be healed about the same time the flowers bloom.

Trust me, when your lawn sprouts up a full beautiful shade of green, and the flowers begin to bloom … you’ll thank me in the Spring.

Editor’s note: This is an old post from a newsletter I used to write. However, the content is still relevant, and fall is still on the way!

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