• Fall color such as mums, asters, marigolds, zinnias, and celosia.
  • Fall-flowering bulbs such as spider lilies, fall crocus, and fall amaryllis.
  • Finish warm-season vegetable plantings of beans, corn, cucumbers, melons, and squash.
  • Cool-season vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage, spinach, potatoes, lettuce, carrots, beets, radishes, and English peas.
  • Finish planting warm-season lawn grasses: buffalo, Bermuda, St. Augustine, and zoysia.
  • Wildflower seed.


  • Water deeply and as infrequently as possible. Your garden and landscape will usually need more water this month than any other.
  • Potted plants and hanging baskets daily.


  • Trim spent flower stalks and blossoms of annuals and perennials to stimulate regrowth
  • Mow weekly and leave clippings on the lawn.
  • Turn compost pile.