September Gardening Tips

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September Gardening Tips

As fall approaches September is time to give some thought to getting the garden ready for the fall and winter months just ahead. As the cooler weather sets in, it will be an ideal time to begin getting plants ready for the winter, to plant spring bulbs, cultivate and harvest fruits and vegetables.

Garden Chores for September

*If your garden lacks pizzazz, add some late blooming perennials such as rudbeckia, japanese anemone, echinacea, asters and heleniums for impact.

*Divide perennials that have become overcrowded and plant new ones.

*Plant new peonies or lift, divide and replant established ones to create new colonies.

*Continue harvesting fruit and vegetables. Pick apples and pears and dig up and store your main crop of potatoes and carrots.

*Apply aluminum sulphate to the base of hydrangeas if you want bright blue blooms in spring. Add dolomite lime to make them pink.

*Begin planting spring flowering bulbs.

*Shrubs that have outgrown their spaces can be lifted and moved.

*Plant garlic and shallots

 

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