September Gardening Tip
September Gardening Tips
- Apply a high nitrogen fertilizer to the lawn (slow-release products are best). This is the most important application of the year.
- Aerate the lawn with a core aerator, then over-seed to introduce new grass and thicken up the lawn.
- Apply a broadleaf herbicide to control perennial lawn weeds when temperatures are below 85 degrees.
- Deadhead perennials and cut back those that are dying back.
- Plant trees and shrubs in the fall which is the ideal time.
- Reduce watering the lawn to ½ to 1 inch per week.
- Set mower height to 2 – 2½” tall.
- Fertilize strawberry plants.
- Harvest winter squash and pumpkins when the stem is hard and dry.
- Visit the Utah State University Botanical Center in Kaysville, and the Ogden Botanical Gardens for planting ideas for fall color.
- If needed, overseed the lawn (or plant a new lawn).
- Fall bulbs become available at local nurseries.
- Shop for late perennials on sale.
- Harvest potatoes.
- Wrap young trees for winter.
- Swap hummingbird feeder for wild bird feeder
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