September is a great time to give your garden a little TLC. So whether you are beginning the process of putting your garden to rest for the winter season or gearing up for a fresh start, September can be one of the busiest months in the garden. Check out my 10 Tips for September Gardening to help you get it all done.
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#1 Stop Trimming and Fertilizing
#2 Divide and move perennials to fill holes in the garden.
#3 Cut back any perennial that has finished blloming or is diseased.
#4 Dig up and store those tender bulbs like, cannas, dahlias, and tuberous.
#5 Start planting spring flower bulbs like, daffodils, tulips, and hyancith.
#6 Harvest remaining vegetables except those cold harty varieties such as brussels sprouts, lettuce, and beets.
#7 Great time to plant trees and shrubs, keep watered during dry spells.
#8 Pick herbs for drying and or freezing.
#9 Remove diseased tomato, potato, and squash foliage to prevent disease. Do not toss these plants in the compost. Bag them up and throw away.
#10 Remove dead branches from roses and fruit trees (no pruning yet)
*Improve your garden soil by adding manure, compost and leaves directly to the top of your vegetable gardens and flower beds that you will not be planting in until spring.
*Move your tropical houseplants indoors by the end of the month checking for pests and treating if necessary before the move indoors.
Don’t miss my September in the Garden post for more tips to help you in the garden.