The temperatures may be dropping but there is still lots to do in the fall landscape. Just don't forget to enjoy the fall colors as you work.
1. Leaf clean-up is an obvious task. Enjoy it! Pick-up what you can and enjoy whatever fresh drop you find. You can mulch your leaves in your garden by shredding them with your mower and adding them to your planted beds. In commercial settings we simply recycle them.
2. Planting Fall is a great time to plant cedars and trees. The soil is still warm and trees will have time to establish before next summer's heat. Don't forget to plant bulbs for next spring.
3. Pruning Fall is ideal for shearing cedar hedges and pruning shrubs. Also, once the leaves are gone from your trees, check their crown structure and remove any crossing, dead or broken branches.
4. Perennials Many perennials fade by fall so feel free to cut them back but you don't have to rush. Birds enjoy hiding in your plants and eating their seeds. Some perennials look great covered in frost.
5. Lawn over-seeding While we still have decent daytime temperatures, you can over-seed any bare patches on your lawn.