September Gardening Tips and Tricks for Southeast Region
When should you clean out your vegetable garden?
Fall is here, and you may be wondering what to do in your garden this month. Today, we are sharing with you a complied list of tips and tricks for your yard. Please take a few minutes to read through the list below to find out what to do this month for the Southeast Region of the United States.
September Gardening Tips
- If your lawn needs some TLC, September and October are perfect months to re-seed and repair your lawn according to Better Homes and Gardens.
- Make sure to fertilize your lawn this month using controlled-release nitrogen.
- Make sure that you don’t prune your shrubs or trees. It is time for shrubs and trees to start preparing themselves to go into dormancy during the winter months.
Fruit and Vegetable Tips
- Continue to harvest your gardens this month. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, once your vegetables have stopped producing, start to clean out your garden. Make sure that you have removed any plants that you suspect had diseases or insects.
- You can still plant some cool weather crops. For a list of crops and information on how to grow them, please check out our article, 5 Vegetables to Plant in Your Garden This Fall.
Perennial and Annual Tips
- This is the perfect time to transplant perennials. Whether you are moving them to another part of your garden or sharing with a friend, Divide Your Perennials the Easy Way.
- As soon as you see bulbs in the store, buy them. Then store those bulbs in a dry, cool place until October.
- Continue to deadhead your flowers. Learn how to deadhead by visiting Deadheading Made Easy – How to Supercharge Your Garden.
General Gardening Tips
- Organic Gardening recommends continuing to weed your garden the day after it rains this month.
What is the number one thing you will have on your gardening “to-do” list this month?