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Weeding in the fall could save you work come springtime
Weeding in the fall could save you work come springtime

Do I need to keep weeding in fall? There are only a few little weeds, and wouldn't it be better to spend my time, say, pruning? A weed pulled in time saves nine — or 90. Many summer weeds are now loaded with thousands of seeds. Also, many weeds known as winter annuals start now and will explode with growth in spring. Hairy bittercress is one of these; it's is a tidy rosette now and almost a joy to pull, it's so easy. Because it has no seeds yet, you can throw it on the lawn and chop it up when you mow, adding organic matter to improve your topsoil. On the other hand, any weeds that are already covered with seeds should be bagged for trash. As for pruning, fall is not...

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