(To the Tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
First you rake up all the leaves
All go into compost please!
Leave no long lawn grass: it mats!.
Leave deep mulch to make worms fat.
Get the hand tools in the shed
And the mower ‘put to bed’.
Ready tools with an edge that’s sharp
Drain the hoses, spread the tarp
Empty gas tanks, check them twice
Never leave old gas -not nice!
Clean the dirt from digging tools:
Let them sparkle like some jewels.
Empty water from the pots
Apt to split if frozen gots
Now your work is almost done,
now your rest is almost won!
Until winter’s o’er you rest,
Planning out your next year’s best!