GARDENING CHORES FOR SEPTEMBER
Seed or overseed new lawns before the leaves begin to fall.
Fertilize your perennials and shrubs... it will help them make
it through the winter.
If you haven't divided your herbaceous perennials, such as daylilies, irises, hostas and peonies, get it done soon. Remember the soil is still nice and warm even if the temperature drops at night. It allows the roots time to settle in and establish themselves before winter sets in! This is what makes fall such a good time to plant!
Water your peonies and shrubs very heavily. It will have to last
Put all your non-diseased plant debris in the compost bin,
adding a bit of soil as well, to help get the chemistry moving!
If you haven't done a soil test... now is the time. Call your
local Extension Office for information.
Watch for migrating Monarch Butterflies that are beginning to head south to spend the winter in Mexico.
Also, look for Broad-Winged Hawks that are migrating about now.
Take down your Hummingbird feeders at the end of the month, if you haven't already.
BULBS! PLANT THEM!