We’re nearing the end of our Mindful Fall CleanUp challenge! What a transformational journey. Thank you so much for being here with us.
By now, your landscape is probably ready to rest for the winter, with plenty of support for wildlife, pollinators and beneficial insects in place. You’ve done an AMAZING job, and your landscape is well prepared to thrive this year.
Through these small challenge steps, you’ve made a real impact for Earth, right where you are.
For this final challenge week, we’re caring for garden tools + tender plants.
Plant care tips:
Dig potted perennials into the ground to ensure better survival - even if they stay in pots for transplanting later.
Move vulnerable potted plants inside for the winter.
If you can’t move pots inside (lack of time, too heavy, roots growing through - we’ve been there!) fluffing a thick layer of leaves around pots will help keep them warmer.
For in-ground plants that belong in warmer climates - like figs - you can wrap them with straw and burlap to give them a bundle of insulation to make it through the winter.
Tool care tips:
Giving your tools a bit of love at the end of the season is the best way to increase their longevity, prevent rust over winter, and leave them ready to work efficiently with you when spring comes.