Fall Fun, Facts, and Favorites from The Old Farmer's Almanac

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Fall is upon us! How will you be spending this colorful season? We’ve got all the advice, recipes, and fun facts of the season to get you started!

Fall Fun, Facts, and Favorites from The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Why Do Autumn Leaves Change Color?
The changing colors provide a beautiful setting for the season, but do you know why the leaves change color? It is due to several factors. Read on by clicking here!

Don’t Rake All the Fall Leaves
Fall cleanup is a time when tidy is not always better. Certainly, it’s essential to rake the lawn so wet leaves don’t promote fungal diseases over the winter. But in flowerbeds, leaves provide a natural mulch that insulates the bed, helping protect against the repeated freezing and thawing that leads to frost heaving. The mulch also protects marginally hardy plants.

Pumpkin Spice Is So Nice
Now is the time to make pumpkin everything! We recommend starting with these delicious recipes:

• Pumpkin Spice Cookies: http://www.almanac.com/recipe/pumpkin-spice-cookies
• Pumpkin Streusel Bars: http://www.almanac.com/recipe/pumpkin-streusel-bars
• Pumpkin French Toast: http://www.almanac.com/recipe/pumpkin-french-toast

Don’t Neglect Your Chores
Your garden still needs some attention in the fall. Here is what you need to do to keep it in tip-top shape and to prepare for the coming winter!

• Autumn Garden Chores: http://www.almanac.com/blog/everything-almanac-blog/autumn-garden-chores

Get more gardening tips from The Old Farmer's Almanac All-Seasons Garden Guide, delicious recipes from the all-new Comfort Food cookbook, and more fun facts from The 2015 Old Farmer's Almanac. All available at almanac.com!

~ By  Almanac Staff

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