3 October home and garden jobs to tackle this weekend
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