Clean out- old annuals and weeds before seeds drop.
Cut back- spent perennials that create hiding places for slugs, snails, and other pests. Prevent problem seeds from spreading.
Leave- dried flowers, ornamental grasses, and seed heads that look good and provide food for birds.
Plant- fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs .
Build- a simple compost bin for fall leaves. Add fresh leaves and grass cuttings to your compost and cover until spring.
Rake up- and dispose of leaves around roses, apple trees, and plants susceptible to powdery mildew and other pests and diseases that overwinter on debris.
Remove- diseased tomato, potato, and squash foliage to prevent disease. Do not toss these plants in the compost. Bag and discard.
Remove- dead branches from roses and fruit trees (no pruning yet).
Mulch- freshen up you beds.
Plant- spring bulbs.