If rain is still lacking, continue to practice water-wise horticultural techniques.
Fertilize roses one last time.
Collect seed from perennials and annuals.
Continue to propagate herbs from new growth and transplant into pots for winter use.
Fertilize lawns to stimulate winter root development.
Remove and compost spent annuals and fallen leaves.
If weather is cool, begin planting spring-flowering bulbs, but wait until later October to plant tulips.
Sow parsley, radish, lettuce, carrot and onion.