Master Gardener Tips for September
spring-flowering perennials and either transplant, share with a
neighbor or give as a gift to a friend.
Keep flowers from forming on herbs to
maintain their growth and
to keep them from going to seed, ex: basil.
Neat housekeeping is the mantra for
keeping roses looking good.
Clean up under the bushes so that black spot and other
Also, keep up with your spraying schedule.
I see some beautiful
the area, so you are really following these directions.
Geraniums are looking pretty thin now,
trim them back and when
cooler nights arrive they
will become bushy again.
it is time to apply fire ant bait to the entire landscape.
Do you like radishes? Plant them now.
you want, overseed the lawn with rye grass. It will help to provide a green lawn all
winter. Of course, then you have to mow it.
However if you do, you cannot apply a preemergent herbicide for
winter annual weeds. The weed control will kill the grass seed.
up and divide your spring bulbs.
Begin planting mums for beautiful fall
there is kudzu trying for a foot hold in your area, spray now with herbicide or
mow it back to the ground.
you have a rain gauge to help you monitor the amount of water you need? About an inch a week is recommended. However, we cannot control Mother Nature or
Ernesto, so please don’t run your sprinkler system after a deluge of 4-5 inches