- Prepare beds for spring planting.
- Plant spring bulbs, except tulips, in beds and lawns.
- Plant containers and baskets for winter color.
- Take hardwood cuttings.
- Sow sweet peas for an early display the following year.
- Plant wallflowers for spring color.
- Bring houseplants back indoors, checking for pests and diseases first.
- Protect slightly tender exotics from frost by wrapping in fleece.
- Cover slightly tender perennials with a thick mulch of straw or bark chippings.
- Move tender dahlia tubers and cannas inside.
- Turf or sow lawns.
- Apply a fall lawn fertilizer to established lawns.
- Lay chamomile lawns.
- Make a woodpile shelter for wildlife.
- Prune hedges for the last time.
- Plant shrubs, roses, trees, hedges, climbers and fruit bushes.
- Plant tulips.
- Sow broad beans.
- Plant onions and garlic.
- Grow trees from seed.
- Indoors, plant amaryllis bulbs and prepared hyacinths and narcissi.
- Trim late-flowering shrubs to reduce winter wind damage.
- Rake up fallen leaves and compost.
article source: http://www.hgtv.com/design/outdoor-design/landscaping-and-hardscaping/autumn-gardening-planner
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