Prepare to remove and store tender bulbs and tubers.
This includes Dahlia, Canna, Caladium and Elephant Ear bulbs. These bulbs are not frost hardy and must be removed from the ground for winter storage. Remove bulbs from the ground when the foliage is yellow. Allow bulb to dry (foliage will turn brown), remove browned foliage and store in a cool (but frost free) dry place in a paper bag with peat moss.
Renovate the lawn now.
Renovate the lawn now. Begin the process of reseeding your lawn. Clean out dead patches, core aerate, top dress with finely screened compost and reseed. The area must be watered three to four times a day until germination takes place.
Water new plantings well.
New plantings (those in the ground less than 2 years) benefit from watering with a soaker hose once a week for 2 hours to give the plants the necessary hydration.