Garden Tips - October:

Protect your evergreens, including boxwood, azaleas, and rhododendrons from the drying winter winds by applying Wilt Stop in November. This will provide a protective layer on the foliage to help prevent moisture loss.

Add a little fragrance to your spring garden. Try planting hyacinth bulbs now and their soft perfume will fill the spring air. Varieties such as Woodstock, White Pearl, Sky Jacket and Blue Pearl are all deer resistant and bloom in mid-spring.

Before you put away all of your garden tools, make sure they are cleaned. Rusty, non-functioning tools are no fun to play with in the spring.

Leave the seed heads on black-eyed Susans, coneflowers and ornamental grasses. Not only do they look great in the winter, but they'll provide food for the birds.

Map out open spaces in your garden to plant spring flowering bulbs. Tulips, daffodils, and many more bulbs will be here Labor Day weekend.

Your lawn is hungry! Give it its last boost before winter. Fertilize with Knupper Winterizer to help strengthen your lawn for winter and ensure a healthier lawn in the spring.