Landscaping Tips for September

Summers winding down, but did you know this can be a great month for gardening?  The days are getting shorter and a little cooler and most plants that you cut back will flourish again this month with a lot of color.

Stop pruning and deadheading your roses. You can let your roses go to seed (rose hips) after blooming this month. This tells the plant that it’s time to slow down and get ready for winter.
Cut back on watering the lawn and other plants. This will let them know to harden off before winter sets in.

Plant mums, asters, flowering cabbage, and flowering kale for a nice punch of fall color. And don’t forget to buy and plant your spring flowering bulbs. Fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs, because they’ll establish their roots before winter and will flourish in the spring.

Don’t forget to fertilize your lawn using a slow release lawn fertilizer, like Jirdon’s Slow Release Fertilizer.