Weather forecasters are promising lower temperatures for the first weekend of October, just in time to start chipping away at gardening to-do lists.
Sow carrots, collards, mustard, radishes, snap peas, spinach and turnips.
Decide which is best for your garden, a large shade tree such as a cypress, maple or oak or a smaller ornamental with seasonal blooms such as an orchid tree or vitex or a holly with berries for the birds.
Mulch to help conserve soil moisture and discourage weeds. …read more