Channel 7: September Gardening Tips

Phil’s topic on Monday will be about this month’s gardening tips. September is halfway gone and there are some really important items that our viewers should be reminded of during this time of the year to do.

Landscape Installations & Renovations — as featured on a previous segment, this is a fantastic time to plant Trees, Shrubs, and Perennials! The cooler temperatures and warm soil temperatures really help get the plant materials established without having to deal with the summer temperatures.

Lawn — rake leaves as they fall. This will prevent areas for insects to thrive. Overseeding or sodding have great success rates at this time of year. Prepare to add a fall winterizer on your turf in the next month or so. This will help get the root system healthy and strong for next year. Don’t forget to aerate your lawn — this is essential to do in Fall and Spring.

Plan for Spring Color  — next week’s segment will go into more details but, this is the time to plan, purchase, and prepare to plant your Tulips, Daffodils, and Hyacinth bulbs for Spring color. After you remove your spent Summer annuals, get some Pansies in for great Fall color and early Spring blooms!

Maintenance — some shrubs and perennials need to be trimmed this time of year but, as a general rule you don’t want to do much trimming. Tree trunks should be wrapped to prevent sun scald on young trees.

Bring in the Tropicals — if you have tropical houseplants outside, now is the time to prepare to being them inside before any frost can damage.  Be sure to wash leaves off with a hard, stready stream to shake off any unwanted pests before bringing them inside. This applies to herbs too!

Tools — get your tools all cleaned up and disinfected for next year. By cleaning and organizing your tools, pots, containers now, you’ll be ready to start next Spring ready to go!

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