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3 October home and garden jobs to tackle this weekend

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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

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