October Landscape To Do List


October is a busy month in the landscape with lawn mowing, leaves falling, and winterizing backyard ponds or water features. Get your list done early because you never know if winter weather will come early.

  • Plant spring-blooming bulbs

  • You can continue to water landscape plants until the ground is frozen

  • Place protective mulch or pine boughs over tender perennials

  • Winterize irrigation systems by blowing out and draining lines

  • Drain and winterize water features; clean out backyard ponds

  • Cut down perennials as they decline

  • Clean, organize, and store landscape tools for the season