The weather has made a statement - summer is behind us.
Just a day after the temperature neared 80 in downtown Milwaukee, the forecast calls for highs in the 50s over the next couple of days, with lows reaching the low 40s.
While we'll probably still see some warmer conditions in the days to come, it's a good reminder that gardening and yard work are transitioning as well.
Melinda Myers is an author, garden expert and a regular Lake Effect contributor. She spoke with Mitch Teich about the opportunity fall gives us in the yard.
"It's really not a time of just of closing down for the year...getting things ready for winter, but preparing for next year as well," says Meyers.
Melinda Myers also has numerous books on gardening - her most recent titles include Minnesota and Wisconsin: Month-by-Month Gardening; and Minnesota and Wisconsin: Getting Started Gardening Guide. For more information about her Costa Rican gardening trip mentioned in today's show, visit the Earthbound Expeditions site.