First, pull any weeds you may have noticed growing in your garden during the warm summer months. Doing so will help prevent them from further taking over your plants in the fall and winter seasons. Make sure you also clean up any debris or leaves that have accumulated since last spring - doing this now will make it easier to get ready for spring planting.
Second, give your lawn some extra TLC with regular watering and mowing. Make sure to keep it mowed short (about 2-3 inches) as well as trimmed around the edges. This helps discourage pests from coming near and makes it easier for fertilizer to penetrate deep into the soil. Additionally, continue watering it deeply every week until temperatures begin to drop.
Finally, don’t forget about any perennials or annuals you might have planted throughout your garden beds this past spring. Pruning them back once they’ve finished blooming will help encourage new growth in the future. Also take some time to remove any dead or dying branches on trees or shrubs before winter arrives. This will make them look their best when warmer weather returns next year!
With just a few hours spent this August, your garden can be well on its way towards a beautiful and productive fall season!