1. Clear up and shore up plants. Before the first frosts, prune summer-flowering shrubs and dead-head autumn plants. Check if all the structures are stable for snow not to damage it.
2. Keep off the grass and avoid walking on it.
3. Protect plants from cold. Wrap pots of half-hardy plants in fleece or bubble wrap, bring tender plants indoors (or put them in a greenhouse).
4. Dig garden beds. If you have clay soil, dig the beds for the frost to break up the soil over the winter, improving the structure. Tip: if you have sandy soil, wait until spring to dig.
5. Get bulbs in the ground. You can choose a mixture of varieties and plant them in clumps.
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