10/23/2013 10:19 am ET

Follow These Important Garden Tips Before The First Frost (VIDEO)

The days are getting shorter, you've brought your wool coat out of storage and you're coming home to that fall scent of fireplaces. There's only one more sign we're waiting for before fully admitting that winter's near: the first frost. Though we all have a little mental prep to do to deal with that, in the meantime, there's a few things you have to do to prep your garden before that unpleasant morning surprise. (Can you tell we're not "winter people" here?) Watch the video above to see the easy routine you should start...well, now.

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