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September Landscaping Tips

Residential home

Written by Emily Vogler

September 1, 2021

Fall is just around the corner! How did your garden do this year? How about your lawn?  As the summer season comes to a close, there’s a lot to think about when it comes to your landscaping and garden!  Fall is a great time to plant as well.  Check out these tips to get through the fall and start of winter!

  • Plant fescue grass or over-seed established fescue lawns, if needed.
  • Apply a pre-emergent herbicide for broadleaf winter weeds by the end of the month and water normally. Do not use a pre-emergent if you plan to over-seed your cool-season cool grass
  • Aerate your yard to prepare your lawn for the new grass that will emerge in the fall as the temperatures begin to rise and your lawn sees more sunlight. Aerators pull plugs out of your soil, loosening compacted dirt and allowing air and water to reach roots.
  • Begin planting trees and shrubs. Planting in autumn allows them time to grow roots.
  • Avoid pruning spring-flowering trees and shrubs during the fall, as pruning now will reduce spring flowers.
  • Trim dead or damaged wood from trees and shrubs but avoid drastic pruning.
  • Control black spot and powdery mildew on roses with labeled fungicide.
  • Watch for fall webworms on pecans, crabapples and other susceptible trees and trim out webs as necessary or treat with appropriate products.
  • Sow wildflower seeds and press into soil surface to improve germination.
  • Divide and re-plant spring blooming perennials such as Iris, yarrow and daylilies.
  • Adjust your watering schedule for lawns, shrubs, flowers and containers. Pay close attention to containers, as they tend to become waterlogged.

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