The snow came too soon for me this year. Please know I love snow, and as it fell, I was thrilled to see it.
But then the realization set in that I hadn't raked the leaves, and they lay in a thick layer under that snow. I was chatting with a friend who had the same problem, and we agreed that we would have to watch the weather reports and find a day when it was semi-dry and a bit warmer (I hope) and tackle the task.
We need to get those leaves off the grass or it will be one big mess in the spring. Although it looks like winter, I've got to finish those fall chores!
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Assessing your gardens
With the snow flying, we're all gazing over the lush offerings in the garden catalogs. Do yourself and your garden a favor during the winter. Take a walk around and see where the "bones" are not so strong.