I have reduced this process to the following: pruning, cleaning, planting, protecting and praparing for spring. Don’t feel that you have to do all of the above. If you have had major problems with pests or diseases, i suggest you start with that. If you need to do
something with your land, this is the perfect time to do it. Just do small jobs, one at time, and you will be surprised what you are able to accomplish.
Most perennials can be pruned in the fall, but some, such as chrysanthemums, prefer standing to serve as winter mulch. Avoid pruning Heu cheras and other creeping perennials..
Remove dead or dying annuals.It’s hard to do, but it is clear that they won’t grow again.
Yes, we are still planting.Plant blooming autumn bulbs blooming, garlic and rhubarb before the ground freezes.
Make sure you store all tender bulbs for the winter. Otherwise, they risk being hit by frost before it’s time todig them up.
Getting your garden ready for spring
Remove any perennial weeds. I know you probably thought that you were done with weeding. But removing these weeds now, when weather conditions don’t allow them to grow, will make your life easier in the spring.
Label the plants you want to divide in spring