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Bob Vila’s 35 Must-Do Projects for Fall

Bob Vila Logo By MIchelle Ullman and Caitlin Castelaz of Bob Vila | Slide 2 of 35: As the weather gets cooler, it's time to put your garden to bed under a blanket of mulch. Protect annuals and perennials from the cold by covering them with a two-to-four-inch layer of organic material, such as shredded wood or wood chips, shredded leaves, or straw. For shrubs, trees, and rosebushes, wait to spread mulch until later in the season, when the soil is cool but not yet frozen.Related: The Best Things You Can Do for Your Yard This Fall

Mulch Garden Beds

As the weather gets cooler, it's time to put your garden to bed under a blanket of mulch. Protect annuals and perennials from the cold by covering them with a two-to-four-inch layer of organic material, such as shredded wood or wood chips, shredded leaves, or straw. For shrubs, trees, and rosebushes, wait to spread mulch until later in the season, when the soil is cool but not yet frozen.

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