While the average first frost for Fayetteville, Arkansas, is October 17, the earliest first frost on record was on September 27, 1942.
Plant lettuce, mustard, leeks, carrots, turnips, summer squash, spinach, & radish.
Fertilize roses for last time this year.
Begin gradually harvesting Fuji apples to prevent limb breakage. Keep windfalls picked up.
After raspberry harvest
Prune Heritage (red) & Anne (golden) raspberries to the ground.
Plant lettuce, mustard, radish, & spinach.
Plant hollyhocks, larkspur, & poppies.
Plant perennials for next year.
Fertilize mums just before buds open.
Cut back earlier bloomers when tops begin to die back.
Dig & divide crowded spring and summer bloomers.
Apply milky spore to areas affected by Japanese beetles.
Plant beets, carrots, mustard, cauliflower, & celery.
Woodlot & orchard:
Prepare planting holes for evergreens, trees, and shrubs.
Plant spring blooming bulbs & lily-of-the-valley.
Cut lilies back to the ground when the stalks die back.