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Fall clean up in the air

Compost starter — Fall leaves are a great way to start a compost pile. © Fotolia

Compost starter — Fall leaves are a great way to start a compost pile. © Fotolia

The nature of each season has distinct sounds, smells and scenes.

This time of year, wind rustles crisp leaves from trees and scurries them along the ground. The fragrance of fall is the rich, earthy aroma of decaying plants. Perhaps best of all are the scenic reds, golds and other colors of the season.

These natural displays signal that time is running short for end-of-the-season tasks. Here are some tips:

  • Complete transplanting perennials, spring bulbs, trees and shrubs. You want to make sure roots have to take hold before the ground freezes.

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