October 14, 2021
“There is a time for work and a time for play.” Aesop's Fables
Preparing for the winter, a task that must be tackled in Fall, a tale from Aesop's Fables. In The Ants and the Grasshopper the ants work hard and are all ready for winter, where the grasshopper who relaxed all summer is without a home when the cold arrives.  Preparing the garden for winter and fall cleanups are important. This week’s Blog by CL Fornari covers that topic in depth, with some helpful tips like mulching with pine needles and “an old myth that’s hard to kill”, the danger of winterizing too early, and the right way to burlap or WiltPruf those plants you want to give some protection. So let the HCG team help you be productive like the ant and not like the grasshopper...and we've got a Huge. Fall. Sale. to motivate you!
We're also sharing a few of our favorite Fall Clean Up Tips: These are tips cultivated from our staff to help you get your landscape into winter readiness!
  • Mow leaves/don't rake because they'll break down over the winter into spring and add nutrients and organic matter to the soil. This also saves you calluses, blisters and a trip to the chiropractor.
  • You'll still need a rake though to clean up those acorns, garden beds, and mulched areas.
  • Trim those rogue branches with pruners, loppers, and hedge shears.
  • Want to start a compost pile with all the leaves and clippings from your garden beds? You'll want some compost activator to get things rolling.
Make sure to read CL Fornari's blog this week on preparing plants for winter protection by clicking here or by scrolling on.

We've got what you need to clean up that garden on sale this week. Time to get to work!
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This Sunday (10/17) we'll be hosting a Fall Pond Talk at 1pm. Our pond experts will be on duty - bring your questions and take advantage of savings on items you'll need to close your pond. CL Fornari is hosting a Virtual Sunday Seminar also on Sunday (10/17) on foundation beds and privacy screens. You can click here to see that event and other future virtual events.
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October 17:
Virtual Sunday Seminar, Foundation Beds and Privacy Screens – great plants and ideas for these common landscape situations. Whether you’re ready for a total renewal or additions to existing beds, learn about the best plants for specific places, and how to design for long-lasting color.
October 22:
Virtual Happy Hour – Feeding the Birds - Cean Laverty and C.L. Fornari talk about the pleasures of feeding the birds in the winter. Best food for all species, sanitary practices and supportive plantings, plus your questions answered via chat. Click here to register for this free event.
By CLFornari | Oct 12, 2021
Wondering which plants need protection from the cold winter temperatures? Read about mulches, burlap and Wilt Pruf plant protecting spray.
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