Crapemyrtles, hypericum, butterfly bush and paniculata hydrangeas like ‘Pinky Winky’ and ‘Limelight” are keeping the color going in many gardens! Try planting one to compliment surrounding landscape in your gardens.
If you’re seeing any deer damage, purchase a deer guard to protect your tree from deer rub. Antlered deer are ready to shed their velvet and typically use the lower extremities of any available tree to rid themselves of it. Other products such as Liquid Fence can help to deter deer and animal damage.
Wait to prune until your plants have gone dormant. By pruning now, it may stimulate new growth that might not have enough time to mature properly before the early frost.