Step 8: Give your garden bed a clean sweep
As the growing season ends, give your flower garden a clean sweep and prepare it for spring. Spent plants, debris and weeds can be a welcoming and warm environment for fungi and bacteria to grow and a great place for insects to lay eggs. Clearing it now will save you costly springtime repairs. You'll find the latest in durable, flexible and ergonomically designed rakes
at The Home Depot. Once your garden is clean, feed your soil by adding fertilizer, compost and organic topsoil; use a tiller to mix it together. When you're finished, cover the garden with pine-bark mulch, available in-store, to prepare it for next spring.