A NICE, SOFT AUTUMN RAIN
It's raining! It's not quite 7 AM and the rain is delightful. Have you ever noticed that we get the most rain in the spring and the fall?
This seasonal rain is nature's way of nurturing the plants and trees so they can manage to make it through a long and sometimes difficult winter. Use this as a CLUE for your gardening.
I don't know how your season is going where-ever it is that you live. If you haven't gotten a ton of rain, begin to soak your shrubs and young trees. See to it that your perennials are deeply watered as well. The more you can help them the better.
If you are thinking about doing some fertilizing now, think again. You can hold off on that for a bit. You don't want to encourage a flush of growth should it get warm during our lovely autumn season. When it does get genuinely cold, those tender bits of growth will definitely be "nipped" by the frost, stressing the plant just as it goes into winter mode.
So, right now, the best thing you can do for your garden is to water it, DEEPLY!