Things to do in October:
October is perfect for planting new tress and shrubs as the soil warms up, and will ensure they are well established before the heat of summer.
Fertilise all of your potted plants and Pot-up crowded or root bound potted plants.
Keep an eye on your citrus and fruit trees for pests such as Fruit Fly, Leaf Miner and Codling Moth. Prune back into shape, fertilise and mulch well.
Weed and fertilise your lawns, de-thatching and aerating where necessary.
Prune roses if you have not already or after flowering, taking care to use sterilised secateurs. Remove all the dead and crossing branches, prune to an outward facing bud so that you provide a nice open shape.
The vegetable patch needs a good going over to get your summer vegetables planted, with a few ideas below:
Beans, Beetroot, Cabbage, Capsicum, Carrot, Celery, Cucumber. Eggplant, Leek, Lettuce, Melons, Pumpkin, Radish, Rhubarb, Silverbeet, Spring Onion, Squash, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes and Zuchinni
Plant all your herbs such as Basil, Chilli, Rosemary