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Viburnum leaf beetle overwinters as eggs laid in tips of twigs. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
Chop fallen leaves with your mower and leave on the lawn or compost. (Paul Gonzalez Videla/Detroit Free Press)
Before storing container for winter, clean and sterilize them so they will be ready to use in the spring. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
Add 1 - 2 inches of compost to your garden soil. (Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
Martha Stewart calibrates the flow of a fertilizer spreader on her side hill lawn near New Market, Va. She's trying to ensure the application isn't too rich for the turf before it goes winter dormant and that the spread of nitrogen-rich granules don't wash away in the rain to pollute streams. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick).
After perennials have their summer growing period, they create large root systems that can be divided up into several plants. (Joe Fudge/Newport News Daily Press/MCT)
Beer here. The Rubber City Beer Fest, the third annual beer tasting organized by the Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ) homebrewing club, will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Lock 3 in downtown Akron. There will be more than 30 Ohio breweries and meaderies. Some of the breweries and meaderies participating include Aqueduct, Brew Kettle, Butcher and the Brewer, Canton, Crafted Artisan, Great Lakes, Hansa, HiHO, Hoppin’ Frog, Maize Valley, R. Shea and Thirsty Dog. There will also be food trucks and live music. Tickets are $33. For more details or to buy tickets, go to: tinyurl.com/zg4asr8.