Top 5 Things To Evaluate In Your Garden In September

1. Do my ornamental grasses need dividing?

2. Do my hostas need dividing?

Late fall is the best time to do #1 and #2 above, so determine if you should do this now and where the new plants will go so that you will be ready to do it next month.

3. Your summer flowering perennials – if they have finished flowering, cut them back to the green leaves and watch them flower again to get you thru fall with some colour.

fall garden4. Your garden – is something showy blooming? If not it’s a great time to add a Butterfly Bush, Burning Bush or even a Little Lime hydrangea. Fall impact is good.

5. Evaluate your summer containers. Is there a plant that is dying out? Remove it and add a fall annual to extend the season.  Kale is a great choice for cooler temperatures.

2 Responses to Top 5 Things To Evaluate In Your Garden In September


    Little limes are facing west,8 hours of at least growing but flowers are hanging to the ground,can it be avoided. Thanks

      Joanne Shaw

      HI Mark,
      I suggest no pruning. Especially in the Fall. Just remove dead flower heads in the Spring.

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