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  1. Take a leap of faith and plant bulbs in October

    More than a decade ago, my late partner Jeff Ball and I planted a few hundred daffodils, and over the years, they have multiplied and flowered every spring, making a stunning display.

  2. Time to get next spring's crocus bulbs planted

    If you pop out into the garden early in the morning, you may find the fragrance of fall is already in the air. And that brings to mind the thoughts of fall chores, such as planting spring flowering bulbs.

  3. Now's the time to seed your lawn, fix damage

    Any bare spot in the lawn larger than 4 inches in diameter should be reseeded before weeds have a chance to sprout. The good news is now is the best time do the job. And this is also the perfect time to aerate the lawn.

  4. Inspect your trees for their danger potential

    One of the great charms of older neighborhoods is the stately centennial trees that line the streets. But aging trees can become hazards if they are not cared for.

  5. 2014 hasn't been the year for great tomato growing

    Weather-wise, this has been another summer for the books. Great for planting and growing trees, flowers and shrubs, but when it comes to growing great tomatoes or hot peppers, not so much.

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