All through the month, deciduous shrubs can be moved.
Clean and oil hand tools before putting them away for the season.
Continue planting bareroot trees and shrubs.
Cover Eremurus crowns with 2 inches of sand or ashes.
Cut back Fuchsias and put in cellar to rest.
Cracked and broken clay pots can be smashed into small shards and used for drainage.
Faded perennials can be cut down after foliage browns.
Fill up all bird feeding stations.
Finish planting spring bulbs.
Foxgloves can be protected by placing berry baskets over them.
Gather some well berried branches from shrubs and trees for holiday decorations.
Hill up new roses after planting.
If storing apples, protect them from mice and rats.
Inspect Euonymus and Lilacs for scale.
Japanese and Siberian Iris foliage can be cut back to about 12 inches.
Label all varieties of bulbs before storing.
Last call for planting Peonies, be sure to mulch with straw or leaves after ground freezes.
Last call to winterize the swimming pool and garden pond.
Lemon Verbenas can be kept over winter by putting the plants in tubs in the cellar.
New bulb plantings should be given light protection the first year.
Old established Rubarb plants should be mulched with manure.
Plant house plant cuttings in well-drained soil when rooted.
Pot up more Crocus, Daffodil, and Tulip bulbs for forcing in late winter.
Put protective wire around trees to keep mice and rabbits from nibbling.
Rake lawn to remove fallen leaves and debris.
Remove dead flower stalks from daylilies and cut the foliage back to about 6 inches.
Roses and lilies should be planted as soon as they arrive.
Save some hardwood ashes for use on next year's garden.
Securely fasten any unwieldy canes on climbing Roses.
Spent annuals in window boxes can be replace with branches of evergreens.
Spray Peach trees with fungicide to eradicate the spores of Peach Leaf Curl.
Start hyacinth bulbs in a hyacinth jar.
The first batch of hardy bulbs that were potted up six weeks ago can be brought indoors for forcing.
Thin barked trees such as Japanese Maples, Dogwood, Magnolia, Beech and Birch, should be planted in the spring only.
Tie up foliage of Red-Hot Pokers and mulch.
Use a rake or broom to gently remove fallen leaves from beds of Ivy, Pachysandra, Myrtle or Euonymus.
Ventilate the cold frame on sunny days.