You might see frost on Sunday. Yes, that's right, frost could appear in some areas of the state early Sunday morning, but even if it's a false alarm, Dale K. says now's the time to winterize your home and garden.
OCTOBER TO-DO LIST
1. Keep critters out
-Apply petroleum jelly on a board and place it against your house to keep box elder bugs at bay -- they stick to the boards and can be scraped off
-If you don't have any petroleum jelly or prefer a different method, Bug Max home pest control can also be sprayed on your home's siding
-Mouse Magic repellent -- it's not poison, but it drives mice away with a peppermint scent.
-Apply MoleGo granules to drive away moles
2. Protect your lawn and foliage
-Spread Nutrasoft all over your lawn to protect it from pet damage – the snow yellows in the winter, as does your lawn
-Apply Wilt Stop to your foliage that's susceptible to winter burn
-Wrap your evergreens in burlap to protect from the cold
3. Rake like a pro
-Blow leaves into a pile using a reverse cycle blower to crunch and compost
-Use rake gloves, one of Dale K's favorite scooping mechanisms, to easily pick up leaves and place in leaf bags for easy disposal