Fall is a great time to plant trees, shrubs, bareroot perennials and bulbs.
Start pansy & viola seed for bloom next spring
Watch your compost pile. This is a good time to add an activator for brown leaves & lawn trimmings
Check your lawn for grub activity. Sure signs are brown patches of lawn with turf that you can peel back. Another sign is increased activity of skunks, raccoons and moles in your lawn. Treat with dylox, oftanol or diazinon to eliminate grubs.
Plant spring flowering bulbs. Plan on the end of this month. Fertilize and water in well.
Plant fall pansy, flowering cabbage and kale. They all love the cooler night temps that come with autumn in New England.
Fall is a great time to seed or re-seed your lawn. Keep grass seed moist until germination occurs. Add weed-free straw or salt marsh hay to hold seed in place.