Tips for September 19

August 27, 2019 8:01 pm Published by

Plant spring flowering bulbs such as Crocus, Daffodils, Hyacinths and Muscari by the end of the month.

Plant Tulips in November to reduce problems with Tulip Fire.

Plant autumn onion sets. 1″ deep in drills 2-2″ apart.

Scarify, aerate and top dress established  lawns while soil temperatures are warm.

Keep Camellia and Rhododendron well watered. Now is when they are forming flower buds for next spring display.

Plant spring cabbage and spring greens mid September to mid October.

At the end of the month cut down Asparagus foliage.

Create or replace lawns by sowing grass seed or laying turf.

Establish new strawberry plants while the soil is still warm.

Leave the heads on Mopheads or Lacecap Hydrangeas after flowering, as old blooms offer winter frost protection to tender new shoots below them. Instead, prune early to mid spring.