Plant trees, shrubs, rosebushes and perennials now. Planting now will ensure better survival next spring and summer and will have earlier growth and blooms.

Plant fall and winter color. Pansies, dianthus, snapdragons, alyssum, ornamental kale and cabbage, dusty miller, etc.

Replace dead grass with St. Augustine sod. Weeds will sprout in dead patches if you don’t. New sod will be well-established by spring. Winterize your lawn with an organic, slow release fertilizer or apply a winterizer or fall formula with ratios such as 18-6-12, 8-12-16 or 10-5-14. They will make lawns winter hardy.

Apply pre-emergent weed control such as corn gluten or Barricade to prevent weeds from sprouting.

Winterize the lawn with an organic, slow release fertilizer. Or apply winterizer formulas for winter hardiness. Ratios vary but make sure they are “winter” or “fall” formulas designed for southern grasses such as 18-6-12, 8-12-16, 10-5-14. 

Plant herbs and winter vegetables now.  Cilantro, parsley, dill, mint, lavender, and rosemary are great herbs for winter.  Lettuce, spinach, and other greens are great for winter too. 

Plant bulbs between Halloween and Thanksgiving for the holidays. 

This is your last chance to get your mulch down before the winter gets cold.