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Fall Garden Tips (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post     First Posted: 09/10/10 08:53 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:35 PM ET

You've been weeding until your back hurts all summer, but your job isn't over yet. Before the frost sets in there is plenty to do in your garden to keep it healthy and beautiful, and set it up for the spring.

Every area of the US is different. In Vermont you'll want to take precautions to protect young plants from the freezing cold, whereas in Santa Barbara that won't be as much as a concern. Regardless, there are some garden tasks that are important in every climate.

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If you want little shoots of green peeking up through the snow in the spring, you’ll want to choose and plant your bulbs now.

Run to the nursery and see what they have available, but daffodils, tulips, and crocuses are popular choices.

Make sure to plant them at an appropriate depth. Daffodils and tulips do best at six inches deep, and crocuses at three inches. Depending on where you are, these bulbs should be in the ground by the end of October so they can establish roots before winter.
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