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