September Gardening Tips for the Pacific Northwest

September Gardening Tips for the Pacific Northwest

Today, we are kicking the month off with a monthly regional gardening article. This article will outline what to do in your Pacific Northwest garden this month. It is time to get out a piece of paper and a pen to jot down your to do list.

September Gardening Tips

Landscaping Tips:

  • According to Better Homes and Gardens, September is one of the driest months. For this reason, you want make sure you are getting the most out of your watering.
  • Get the most out of your watering by watering in the morning and saturating the soil. You can find more tips on watering in our article 8 Summertime Watering Tips You Need To Know.
  • Take the time this month to repair your lawn.
  • Make sure to add mulch to your trees and shrubs. You can use wood chips, ground bark or fallen leaves.
  • Right now is the best time to fertilize your lawn.
  • September is also the best time to plant new trees and shrubs.

Fruit and Vegetable Tips:

  • If you are having a hard time knowing when to harvest your vegetables, check out When to Harvest Your Vegetables.
  • Add mulch to your carrots, beets, and parsnips plants.

Perennial and Annual Tips:

  • The Old Farmer’s Almanac recommends planting hardy spring-flowering bulbs like daffodils, tulips and crocus this month.
  • To help prevent wind damage, remember to stake all of your tall flowers.

General Gardening Tips:

  • Planting trees and shrubs in the fall is a great way to ensure that they will survive. Another great way is to install a proven watering system. One proven watering system that we recommend is a direct-to-root watering system.
  • Look for slugs this month on your plants as well as diseases and insects and take steps to eliminate them.
  • Make sure to do one more weeding before the first frost.

Take Away

It is about that time for fall clean up. For more tips on what you need to do for fall clean up, please check out our article How to Make the Most Out Of Your Fall Clean Up.

Your turn: What do you have on your “to do” list this month?

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