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Fall Garden Tips from the Marion County Extension Office

Posted: Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 6:24 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Samantha Smith

As the fall season continues, now is the time to clean up your gardens and look forward to the next planting season. Marion County Extension Office Program Director Dale Miller says the large amount of rainfall this summer resulted in a lot of fungal diseases and residents should rake up the old leaves and plant tissue in their gardens and get rid of it or burn if off if you’re able to do that in your area. Miller says the fall is also a good time to try and control broadleaf weeds in both lawns and gardens. He says when you treat the weeds this time of the year you have a better chance of killing or weakening them so they will be less of a problem in the spring.