Apply grub control to lawn areas.
Because Lilacs start growth very early in spring, autumn is the best season for planting them.
Beds and borders should be weed to prevent the spread of weed seeds.
Bring plenty of potting soil and supplies indoors for winter work.
Burn hollow stemmed refuse such as Dahlia stalks to control stem borers.
Clean, oil and store lawn mower and power equipment.
Clean up any frost blackened annuals.
Cut and burn tops of Peony and Iris to destroy disease spores and eggs of insects.
Cut off spent flower heads from garden Phlox.
Continue planting spring-blooming bulbs.
Dahlia roots should be dug and stored in a cool, dry place.
Dig tender bulbs after first killing frost, allow bulbs to dry before storing for winter.
Divide overgrown clumps of Rhubarb.
Fall planted trees, shrubs and perennials should not be fertilized at planting time.
Finish planting Peonies.
Get out and enjoy the beautiful display of color the trees are putting on.
Give succulent rock garden plants a collar of stone chips.
Blackberry and Raspberry canes that bore fruit this year can be cut to the ground.
For colorful indoor blooms, start potting up pots of bulbs to be forced indoors.
Harvest crops of apples.
If you burn wood, start splitting and stacking firewood for this season.
If your garden pond is shallow, net up fish and bring indoors for winter.
Keep cutting the lawn, it should not go through winter long.
Look for all kinds of interesting seed pods and fruit for use in fall decorations.
Make border changes now so plants will have a chance to get their roots settled before the ground freezes.
Make repairs and clean your chimney before the first use of the season.
Order a bale of salt hay for mulching strawberry beds.
Pick green tomatoes before first frost.
Pot up late blooming Chrysanthemums for flowering indoors.
Prepare the ground for new rose bushes arriving next month.
Rake up leaves and add them to the compost pile.
Root crops of vegetables, except Parsnips and Salsify can be dug now for winter storage.
Set mole traps if any mole activity is spotted, place them in highly used runs.
Small trees and shrubs will appreciate a mulch of manure laid around them at this time.
Sow seeds of perennials in cold frames now for next years blooming plants.
Start bringing in and storing garden benches, accessories and patio furniture.
Store all garden chemicals in a locked cabinet.
Take cuttings from Geraniums now before the killing frosts.
This is a great time to select shade trees for fall color.
To extend your harvest, protect Eggplants, Peppers and Tomatoes on nights that threaten frosts.