Fertilize your houseplants with a slow release fertilizer through November, them stop feeding them until next year.
Do not prune your rhododendrons, hydrangeas or other spring flowering shrubs. They have already set their buds for next springs blooms.
Fall is the optimal time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials. These ideal growing conditions allow ample time for the roots to establish themselves before the weather turns cold.
Add a touch of fall to your gardens and containers, plant mums now. They come in all kinds of colors and types.
Fertilize your roses for the last time this year. You can lightly prune if you want to.
You can divide your spring blooming perennials now. See "How to Divide Your Perennials" for directions.
Prepare your vegetable beds for fall planting. Examples are: collards, lettuce, cabbage, brussel sprouts and broccoli.