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What do you do outside to prepare for the winter months?

I live in Michigan and I will be spending time this month preparing outside for winter.
1. Clean out my gardens and prepare the soil for spring planting.
2. Prepare plants for the winter months and successful blooming next year.
3. Put away many items that I have out for the warmer months.

 
marchar2002

Asked by marchar2002 at 5:18 PM on Oct. 4, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • I am in Michigan and we have already cleaned out the garden...
    Cleaned out the garage and put all Summer items/ i.e... furniture, hose, clothes line etc...away...
    All windows outside have been washed and now are being caulked to seal any leaking of cold
    air...plastic is being put up on windows that need it...
    We should be completely done Winterizing (outside) within the week...
    gmasboy

    Answer by gmasboy at 8:27 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • we do all that and clean out the woodstove and cut wood
    Marinemom03

    Answer by Marinemom03 at 5:20 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Already did all of it... As soon as it's time to cover the pool everything else gets taken care of. We don't rake the leaves though, our boys have too much fun playing in them, and then I mulch them with the mower after they are finished with them...
    MrsLeftlane

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 5:24 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I really don't do much. I plant a few fall/winter crops in my garden and remove my spring annual flowers to put in winter annuals. When we get a freeze, I put my potted plants in the garage, cover my garden with a sheet, and cover the outside faucets.
    andrea96

    Answer by andrea96 at 5:30 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Clean up the flower beds, pick up all the yard decorations, get the garden rototilled for spring then we do it again in the spring
    Moms_Angels1960

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 5:37 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Sometimes we bring the upholstered patio funiture inside "just in case" it rains but we usually have mild weather year round so we don't have to do much.
    jessicarae787

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 5:39 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Same here...garden clean up & prep, empty the water barrels & put them in winter storage, bring in the outside furniture, cover tender plants for overwintering, etc.
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 9:24 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Nothing. I now live in Calif
    NicolesMommy

    Answer by NicolesMommy at 10:34 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • 3
    mekarevell

    Answer by mekarevell at 1:25 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

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