My husband and I have spent part of the last two weekends working in our front and backyard gardens preparing them for the long winter ahead. Fall is here and it’s getting cooler every day. I hate to say it, but I suppose it won’t be all that long before we have our first snow – maybe a month if we’re lucky. Less if we’re not.
We’ve been busy putting away everything from our patio furniture to solar lights and our garden ornaments. I’ve also been tidying up the garden beds, clearing away the dead plants, cutting off dead plant branches and trimming back some of the over growth on some of the really big plants.
One of the things that I must do as part of my garden maintenance is to take care of my gardening tools. I usually clean my pruners and other tools and then oil my cutting tools. I like to keep them in good shape, especially going into the winter when they’re going to be sitting for a while unused.
Do you garden? If you do, do you spend time each Autumn tidying up your garden preparing it for winter just as I’ve been doing these last two weeks?