Spike the lawn with a garden fork or hired spiker to aerate the roots after the pounding it gets from a summer of mowing. Feed the lawn with a proprietary autumn lawn fertiliser by the end of the month. If you are making a lawn, this is the last moment for turfing or sowing seed before the spring.
Make sure all hedges are clipped before the colder weather comes.
Pick mid-season apples, such as `James Grieve', `Blenheim Orange', `Arthur Turner', `Ellison's Orange' and `Egremont Russet'. Store only those that are undamaged by birds or insects and show no signs of brown rot. Pick up windfalls to prevent the spread of diseases.Reuse content