Plant astilbes in low, damp areas.
Ripe apples snap off easily when gently lifted with the palm of the hand.
Apply deer repellents to valuable trees and shrubs in the landscape.
Now is a great time to have the soil in your vegetable garden tested. If limestone is needed to raise the pH or sulfur to lower the pH, fall is the best time for either application. Click here for more information from the UMass soil testing facility.