10 Things to Do in September
- Clean out gutters. Now is a good time to do it before Autumn leaves start falling. Pine needles tend to stop water flow as well.
- Remove straggly summer annuals and throw away.
- Now is a good time to plant a few fall annuals, such as mums. Also, start thinking about plants that last through the winter. In the South, we plant pansies and decorative cabbages for this purpose. Plant these mid- to late-September.
- Divide and plant perennials.
- Divide and replant summer bulbs, such as daylilies and gladiolas.
- Move tender plants indoors in cooler climates.
- Make sure to plant and fertilize your vegetable garden – carrots, cabbage, beets.
- Apply pre-emergent herbicide to control winter weeds. Follow directions on label. Never use a pre-emergent herbicide in a vegetable garden. It stops seeds from sprouting.
- Plant spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips and daffodils, in Northern climates.
- Remove trees and shrubs that have not done well.
And last but not least, pray for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.