Welcome gardening friends, thanks for stopping by!
If you’re excited to work in your yard or garden, but not sure what to do in the cooler October weather, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together a list of things to do throughout the month.
You may not need to do everything on this list. For example, if you don’t have bulbs to plant or stone fruit trees to spray, skip over those items on the list. Just pick what applies to your yard and plan out when you will do it all throughout the month!
October Gardening To-Do List
➺Plant trees & shrubs
➺Buy Spring Bulbs from your local nursery, if you haven’t already
➺Plant Spring Bulbs at the proper depth with a complete fertilizer, if you haven’t already
➺Plant Paper Whites in beautiful indoor pots
➺Store summer flowering bulbs in a cool, dry place
➺Fertilize lawn, according to your schedule
➺Aerate Lawn if necessary
➺Mow Lawn short for winter
➺Plant Pansies for fall color
➺After A Killing Frost remove dead plant material and debris from veggie & flower beds
➺Inventory your tools and inspect for damage, make any necessary repairs or replacement
➺Control Field Bindweed also known as Wild Morning Glory, control other weeds as well
➺Dig Tender Bulbs cannas, dahlias & gladiolus, after a hard frost
➺Drain and Winterize sprinkler system
➺Spray Stone Fruit Trees for Coryneum blight after leaves fall
➺Assess Your Yard for changes to make next year
➺Rake Leaves and add them to your garden. DESTROY Aspen leaves, as they are usually diseased
➺Drain Or Add Fuel Stabilizer to lawn mower. Change oil and store for the winter
➺Disconnect Hoses drain and store for the winter
➺Cover Patio Furniture to protect it from the winter weather, especially wood furniture
Be sure to check out November’s to-do list to keep your yard and garden looking their best into the winter!