Your Essential Fall Gardening Checklist

Fall is one of the best times of the year for the green-fingered among us. Aside from pumpkin-picking and autumnal cooking, fall has plenty to offer when it comes to tending your garden.

As we transition from summer heat into the cooler months, it’s important to make sure your outdoor space is well-prepared. In this blog, we’ve prepared the essential fall gardening checklist for novices and experts alike.

Read on to discover how to keep your garden looking fresh this fall!

Your Essential Fall Gardening Checklist:


In Canada, Europe and North America, September is the mildest of the fall months. Spectacular golden foliage becomes commonplace and the weather is usually still dry enough to spend plenty of time outdoors.

Here are some key tasks to check off your list in September:

Plant and Maintain

❖ Plant new trees or shrubs to give them at least six weeks to settle before the frostier months arrive.

❖ Plant spring-flowering bulbs in their beds, including daffodils, crocuses and tulips.

❖ Pull out any weeds before they seed to reduce the following year’s weed growth.

Clean and Tidy

❖ Cover water features or ponds with netting to catch falling leaves.

❖ Check houseplants for any pests and move them indoors to enjoy a warmer climate for the winter.<