October can be a busy month for desert landscape. Now that it has cooled off and we are heading into our cool season there are several things that can be done with your landscape. Plants that were burned during the summer can be trimmed. Some trees can be trimmed, but best to wait till November to hard trim trees and to trim Citrus trees. It is a great time to plant new landscape as the plants will have time to get established over the winter and be strong enough to withstand the summer heat. Plants and shrubs that are either newly planted or trimmed in October still have some time for new growth. Most plants and trees go dormant by the end of November or December. October is also a very good time to fertilize all plant and trees.