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September Landscaping Tips

Written by Emily Vogler

September 4, 2023

Autumn is approaching rapidly! How did your garden fare this year? And what about your lawn? As we bid farewell to the summer season, there’s much to ponder regarding your landscaping and garden maintenance. The fall season presents an excellent opportunity for planting as well. Explore these valuable September landscaping tips to navigate through fall and ease into the beginning 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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