What To Plant
September and October are prime months to plant permanent plants that are not frost tender.
It's not too late for planting fall vegetables and herbs.
Plant new lawns or patch an existing lawn now while conditions are at their prime.
Sow wildflowers now for spring.
Continue planting and feeding fall annuals while soil is warm so that they are full for winter.
Continue to treat hydrangeas with aluminum sulfate.
Start feeding Cymbidiums with bloom food and bring them inside for the winter to force the blooms.
Divide and trim clumping plants like clivia, daylilies, gazanias, shasta daisies...
Divide hardy water lilies.
Cut back on watering if you did not have to in September.
Clean up spent flowers and any decaying fruits and vegetables that invite pests to the garden.