Gearing up for September means preparing those fall crops for a great season. Growers typically choose to plant their grass seed and sod, trees, perennials, shrubs, and bulbs as they do the best during the fall season. September is a prime time to get those planted as the cooler temperatures and preferable growing conditions help growers and gardeners cultivate flourishing harvests. While growing professionals take advantage of September planting, home gardeners are encouraged to do so as well. Research has shown that seeding the lawn in September is great for thick, healthy growth.
Growers often use September as a month to add a sprinkle of color to their trees and plants. We suggest planting the following:
- Butterfly Bush
- Crape Myrtles
In addition to these colorful trees and plants, the following perennials should be planted in September:
- Ornamental grasses
Evergreens and deciduous trees are to be fed with free food and shrub during the month of September. Remember, mulch plays a vital role in insulating the soil and keeping the root area warm for growth. Don’t forget to mulch after planting your September crops next month.