You know you love to get your hands in the dirt come springtime. Even before the weather turns nice, avid gardeners are out there finding jobs to do: winter cleanup, pruning your dormant oak or fruit trees, mulching beds, and most importantly, planning for all the new plants you want to try this year. We totally get it!

Now, in fall after a wonderful growing season spent enjoying your garden, you may find yourself not quite ready for your long winter rest. So, what can you do now?

Take a close look at your garden. Are there any late-blooming perennials that could be divided to fill in bare spots? Have you been thinking about adding a garden bed? Or are you tempted by some of the fabulous new cultivars on the market? Would you like to add more spring color?

Texas Scarlet Flowering Quince

Texas Scarlet Flowering Quince

 

Lynwood Gold Forsythia

Dolgo Crabapple Tree

September is a Great Time to Plant!

Why September?  Well, the soil is warm, and the air is cool which is a great for encouraging new roots to grow for any newly planted plant.  Many areas have been getting rainfall and September typically brings more opportunities for additional moisture.

More dew making it easier on you having to water less. As the plants prepare for fall, they will use less water too.    

Take advantage of this excellent time of the year to establish new plants in your landscape.  You’ll be ready for spring!

Be sure to keep an eye on the many specials that Nature Hills offers on your favorite plants at this time of the year.