Garden Tips For October:
1). Instead of applying compost in the spring, apply in the fall as a cover crop.
2). Clean up fallen rose plant debris to help prevent black spot disease from overwintering.
3). Hemlock woolly adelgid nymphs are starting to feed now.
With the cooler temps now is a good time to control them by applying Horticultural Oil spray.
4). Store left over pesticides in a location where they will not freeze.
5). Halloween has its roots in ancient Celtic festivals that mark the end of the growing season.
6). As bulbs go, daffodils are among the least likely to be disturbed by animals.
7). Water trees and shrubs periodically to ensure they go into the winter well hydrated.