September Garden Tasks

Summer’s color gives way to the deeper hues of autumn’s glory … now is the time to start getting the garden prepared for the winter ahead, whilst still enjoying the lovely hues of the fall foliage.

  • Transplant trees and shrub in the cooler weather and water once a week until the  end of season.

  • Seed or sod a new lawn.
  • Apply a fertilizer to lawn, use a slow release fertilizer to prevent leaching.
  • Avoid fertilizing and pruning trees and shrub as this will only encourage new growth which may not harden before winter.
  • Harvest apples and pears.
  • As the cooler weather approaches the growth of grass slows down. General maintenance work can be done in this period.
  • Falling leaves may be raked off the lawn.
  • Check that autumn flowering herbaceous plants are staked effectively.
  • Divide and transplant daylilies and iris.