September Garden Calendar
- Many of the early spring blooming bulbs
arrive in September. Daffodils, tulips, hyacinth, crocus, alliums, watsonia,
bearded iris and more are available this month. Bearded iris and fall crocus
should be planted in September for best growth, though bearded iris can be
planted in October and November as well.
- If some of your summer vegetables are
getting tired, take them out and prepare your beds for fall and winter
vegetables. September is a great time to begin planting fall and winter
vegetables like spinach, lettuce, cabbage, collards, kale, snap peas, snow
peas, and many more. We'll have fall and winter vegetables from now until
February. Remember to add PayDirt, Rose Planting Mix, or other compost back
into the garden to add back important nutrients for your winter
- Give your trees and shrubs an ocassional
extra deep watering. This will help the plants deal with stress better due to
- There are many great fall flowering
perennials like salvias, gaillardia, echinacea, and more. It's nice to have
perennials that flower in different seasons in your yard. Come on in and check
out the beautiful flowering perennials.
- Mites, thrip, scale, and other insects are
more prevalent this time of year. These insects can cause a lot of damage.
Black sooty mold on the leaves usually is an indication of an insect
infestation. There are several safe insecticides to control these annoying and
- If you typically have issues with weeds in your lawn especially weeds like crabgrass or annual bluegrass (poa annua), then
now is the time to apply the Bonide Crabrgrass & Weed Preventer. This will help keep the seed from these weeds from sprouting and
multiplying. This can be done again in February for best control.