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September 

Week 1:

  • Start fall herbicide spraying for spring blooming weeds. When pruneable evergreens go dormant, trim and save branches for winter cover.
  • Continue to remove spent blooms to avoid disease development.
  • Lower lawn mower height to 2" as temperatures drop.
  • Continue weed control in planting beds.
  • Fungicide applications can be applied to lawns having necrotic ring spot disease.
  • Schedule irrigation system winterization.

Week 2:

  • Seeding of lawn should be complete at this time. Sodding can be done throughout the month if necessary.
  • As frost hits summer blooming bulbs, dig up the tender bulbs, dry them in the sun and prepare for winter storage.
  • Continue monitoring water needs of plant material.
  • Containerized nursery stock can still be purchased and planted.

Week 3:

  • Continue to divide and transplant spring and summer blooming perennials.
  • Be prepared to protect plants from the first hard frost.
  • Apply fall fertilizer to lawn.
  • Prepare bird feeders for winter.

Week 4:

  • Takes samples of your soil for testing.
  • Spring bulb planting can begin now and continue through October with fertilizer and water as needed.
  • Prune dead and diseased branches out of plant material.
  • Place garden and plant debris in compost pile; if diseased, discard instead.
  • Leaves that are shredded can be used as mulch or added to the compost bin.

NOTES:

Call your DJFLCI rep to discuss winterization services to protect your landscape.

Your DJFLCI rep can also provide ideas and quotes for holiday decorating services.