Plant fall crops a month before the first frost.

It gives the plants a chance to grow before the temps drop. You don’t need to worry about the cold killing off your vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Instead, you’ll be able to enjoy the freshest produce to cook with right away. You’ll have a good amount of time to grow and harvest your favorite root veggies.

Turn off your irrigation system for good before the temperatures drop.

Water doesn’t freeze and damage your sprinkler system. You’ll be able to continue to use it during the warmer months of the year. People often forget to disconnect their hoses or empty them of water before the weather changes. What ends up happening is that they need to replace the damaged hoses and sprinkler heads because of their negligence.

Put away your gardening tools and lawn equipment where they won’t rust.

It’s time to put the lawnmower, pruning shears, rake, and hand trowel away. You won’t need them again until spring and don’t want to take a risk by having them get wet, rust, and become unusable. Protecting your tools and equipment helps you have what you need to maintain your garden throughout the year without incurring additional expenses.

As you can see, there are many ways to get your garden ready for autumn. Doing so increases the amount of produce you grow because you’ll have the ideal environment for the plants to grow in. You’ll have a much easier time during the winter, too, because you’ll have taken precautionary measures to protect your soil, tools, and lawn equipment from extreme weather.