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Make fall cleanup eco-friendly


Last updated 11/29/2018 at 11:23pm

TEMECULA – Certain tasks become necessary once autumn arrives. Whereas spring and summer were spent tending gardens and maintaining a yard prime for entertaining, autumn is about preparing properties to survive the winter. Just as with other jobs around the house and yard, fall cleanup can be done in a manner that is respectful to the environment.

Leave plant stalks and leaves.

It is tempting to want to cut back perennials and other greenery so a property looks neat. But as flowers and plants dry and drop to the ground, they help insulate the roots from the cold. They also provide a nat...

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