We’ve got a taste now of the cooler weather, nights in the 50s and 60s, days in the 70s. Now it’s time to give your September garden a little tidy up.
- Deadhead flowers to keep them blooming til frost. Cut spent flowers of zinnias, marigolds, and pincushion.
- If petunias are getting leggy, trim them back to half their size.
- If some annuals are just plain dead, replace them with fall ornamental cabbages, purple fountain grass, or other plants in oranges, reds and purples.
- Some perennials enjoy a haircut, like hydrangea, cat mint, yarrow, and echinacea. Trimming them up provides a spurt of growth.
- Take some time after trimming up your plants to stop weeds that have been maturing under your garden’s growth.
- It’s a good time to start thinking about Spring bulbs, planting garlic, or adding some Evergreens to your yard. Best to do some of these tasks within a few weeks time.
Tiding up really helps the garden pop again and gets you a little bit in control over your little bit of nature.
Thanks for the tips! My petunias were getting very leggy and I think a trim was just what they needed 🙂