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September Gardening Tips

on 09/09/2013

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The changing weather means it’s time to change up your garden routine. September can be one of the busiest months in the garden, so in case  you’re wondering what to do in your garden for the month of September, here are a few tips:

Everyone

Miscellaneous

  • Stop pruning and fertilizing
  • Bring summer vacationing houseplants back indoors while the windows are still open. Check carefully for hitchhiking pests
  • Start fall clean-up in the flower beds, cutting back anything that has finished blooming or is diseased
  • Take cuttings to overwinter indoors
  • Start winterizin your water garden
  • Watch for frost warning and cover tender plants
  • Photograph your gardens and containers for a record of the year’s triumphs and frustrations
  • Give the compost a last turn

Flowers and Other Ornamental Plants

Vegetables

Fruit

  • Clean up fallen fruit

Trees & Shrubs

  • Plant trees and shrubs. Keep well watered, if there isn’t sufficient rain.

Pests

  • Dispose of any diseased or infested plant debris, to avoid overwintering the problem

SOURCE: About.com

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