Jul – Sep 2015 Gardening Tips

Timely Tips for September Gardeners from Calloway’s and Cornelius

September is a pivotal month for your landscape, with the official arrival of Autumn later this month, and hopefully,
a return to cooler and wetter weather. It’s the gateway month between summer and fall gardening, so get outside
and improve your landscape.

September is the time to apply lawn fertilizer to keep the grass healthy and growing up to the first frost. Always follow
the directions on the package and avoid over fertilizing, which will only damage your lawn. Fall-fertilized lawns are
better equipped to make it through the winter and resume growth next spring than lawns that receive no fertilizer.

Double check your sprinklers carefully to make sure they are applying all that you expect in an even, uniform pattern.

Think back to last spring. Did you have lawn weeds in February and March before the grass started growing?
Those were cool-season weeds, most of which germinated last fall. A preemergent herbicide applied in September
will help reduce the recurrence of the same weeds next spring.

Sow Spring Wildflowers (like Bluebonnets) seeds now. For more reliable, uniform seed germination of our State flower,
purchase acid-treated Bluebonnets seed. This treatment pits the seed coat, allowing nearly 100% germination in one
to two weeks.

Need to add new shrubbery or trees to your landscape; this is a great month to do that. Fall landscaping done now will be
well-rooted by next Spring and Summer.

Plant your fall vegetable garden. Plant cool-season vegetable garden with transplants of Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels
Sprouts, Cabbage, Chard, Collards, Lettuce and Kale. Water your new vegetables and lightly top-dress with mulch to
discourage weeds.

In-Store Garden Series Saturday, September 5th at 10:15 am – Fall is for Planting! Best Trees & Shrubs for Texas.

Saturday, September 12th at 10:15 am – Fall Lawn Care: Professional Tips from the Pro’s
Saturday, September 19th at 10:15 am – Explore Rich, Colorful Fall Flowers
Saturday, September 26th at 10:15 am – Let your Garden Sing with Bird Songs

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