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6 backyard projects you can't skip this fall

(BPT) - When it comes to caring for your yard, maintenance is crucial – especially during the fall when it needs to recover from the wear and tear of summer and prepare for winter’s harsh conditions. Knowing what your lawn and garden needs from season to season not only makes it easier for you to stay organized with your list of backyard to-do’s, but it also allows you to identify and treat any problems before they become bigger issues down the road.

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Updated: September 15, 2014 - 1:33 am

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Updated: September 15, 2014 - 1:33 am

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Updated: September 15, 2014 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) Taking time in the fall to prepare your lawn for the colder months ahead will pay dividends come spring and allow you to enjoy lusher, greener grass when temperatures rise again. 

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Updated: September 19, 2014 - 1:33 am

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Thursday 09/11/2014
Fall clean-up tips for your lawn and garden tools
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 1:34 am

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