Summer may be ending soon, but that doesn’t mean that it’s time to call it quits on your garden! Here are 5 gardening tips for September to keep your plants looking great.
Keep On Weeding:
While you can’t get them all, the more weeds you take care of in the fall, the less you’ll have to handle come springtime. Consistently weeding can prevent the weeds from seeding and help to keep your garden healthy for next year.
Repot Your Houseplants:
Fall is a great time to repot your houseplants before winter sets in and check them for pests to keep them healthy. Make sure your plants are placed in a window that gets a good amount of sunshine so they will last throughout the winter months.
Plant Your Bulbs:
It’s nice to plant flowers that are already ready to bloom, but there’s a real feeling of accomplishment that comes from seeing a bulb that you planted begin to sprout once winter is over. Spring flowering bulbs like daffodils must be planted in the fall before the first freeze. Wait until the soil is around 45 degrees so your bulbs don’t sprout early. Then plant your bulbs and add fertilizer to help it grow.
Divide and Transplant:
With the cooler weather, now’s the time to divide plants that are not blooming as well and transplant your spring and summer perennials to keep them from overcrowding the rest of your garden. You can repot them or move them around throughout the garden. Just make sure that you water your transplanted plants thoroughly.
Add Some Mums:
You might start to notice the color fading from your garden this month. Don’t worry though, because mums have arrived! Well-established mums can be safely planted up to the end of October. The blooms of mums last for weeks, and the amount of flowers per plant give off a solid pop of color. We currently have 9” mums available at Dave’s. Stop by today and pick up some mums to bring some color back to your yard!