Everything you need to know about gardening tasks in September.
September gardening tasks?
September gardening tips and ideas. Make the most of the months of gardening effort you've put in. If it's chilly outside, bring fragile plants inside. It's time to sow winter bedding plants and spring bulbs. Mow the lawn again to eliminate all the raking-induced creeping grasses and weeds.
As previously said, top treating your lawn is a great choice for clay, chalky, or sandy soils. Our complete guide has more seasonal lawn care tips. A garden vacuum may shred leaves from your lawn's trees and bushes. The leaves decompose faster if shredder mode is used. An angled stake is preferable than a single vertical stake.
This will allow the tree to sway in the wind, which is beneficial since swinging has been proven to promote trunk growth in trees. Protect late-season salad crops, courgettes, and other plants with horticultural fleece. September is the last month for outdoor seed sowing, so get those radish or lettuce seeds in before it gets too cold! Now is the time to gather autumn-fruiting raspberries, as well as apples and pears (these will be ready towards the end of the month).
Gardening tips and suggestions for the month of September.
Even though summer is drawing to a close, your garden may continue to provide you with hours of enjoyment as the evenings draw in. Get outdoors and make the most of all the hard work you've put into your garden over the past several months before the warm weather disappears for another year. During this time of year, we also suggest that you clean up your yard and garden.
Gardening chores of a general kind.
- Continue to water and deadhead as needed.
- Remove fading flower stems to keep borders looking neat.
- Get the composting process started since fall produces a lot of trash.
- Once the dry weather comes to an end, scarify and spike the lawn, and apply autumn lawn feed.
- Repair broken edges and attend to bald patches, bumps and hollows
- Make new lawns from seed around the middle of the month (lay turf through to November)
Climbers, bushes, and trees, oh my!
- Conifers and evergreens should be planted and relocated.
- Roses should be deadheaded.
- Privet hedges should be pruned to their ultimate height for the season.
- Plant spring-flowering bulbs, but keep tulips and hyacinths in storage until the end of the season.
- Plants for winter and spring should be used in lieu of summer bedding, and they should be kept well hydrated.
- Dahlias should be deadheaded.
- Tall flowers should be supported.
Patios and planters, oh my!
- Container gardening is a great way to grow winter bedding plants and spring-flowering bulbs.
- Reduce the amount of food you provide to permanent plants growing in pots.
- In colder climates, bring delicate plants inside or under protection.
Vegetables and herbs, of course!
- Horticultural fleece may be used to protect late-season lettuce and courgette crops.
- For salad leaves, sow overwintering onions as well as fast crops, such as baby spinach, in the fall.
- Harvest marrows, French and runner beans, lettuce, rocket, spring onions, autumn cauliflower, cabbages, pencil leeks, maincrop potatoes, onions, and shallots are some of the vegetables available this time of year.
- Fresh herbs in a pot, including chives, mint, basil, coriander, and parsley
- Take time to pick blackberries, the first fall fruiting raspberries, apples as they mature, and the first Conference pears, which will appear towards the end of the month.
- Cane fruits that have been pruned
- You may preserve unblemished fruit by wrapping it in newspaper and storing it in a cool, dry location for many weeks.
- Planting root crops in the ground for the winter includes carrots, beets, parsnips, swedes, turnips, and turnips.
Under cover of darkness!
- Reduce the amount of water and fertilizer used to all greenhouse plants.
- Bring fragile plants inside to overwinter in colder climates.
- Planting spring-flowering bulbs in containers is a good idea.
- Prepare an unheated greenhouse or conservatory for the sowing of hardy annuals for early spring blooms.
- Tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, and cucumbers should no longer be fed and their watering should be reduced.
Prepare your grass for the upcoming cold weather.
After mowing the grass, pick up any moss and weeds that have accumulated. Mow the lawn a second time, this time mowing at right angles to the direction you mowed it the first time. This will ensure that all of the creeping grasses and weeds that were produced by raking are removed. Then turn it over to let air to circulate through it and relieve compaction. Either use a garden fork to stab it down approximately 8-10cm or a lawn aerator to aerate the grass. Provide the grass with a decent fall formula lawn feed - don't make the mistake of thinking you can use up your leftover spring lawn feed since it isn't appropriate for this time of year and may do more damage than good. Top dressing your lawn is also an excellent option if you have soils that are clay, chalky, or sandy, as previously said. Only a very thin coating of top dressing should be applied at a time, since burying the grass will cause it to wither and die. More seasonal lawn care advice may be found in our comprehensive guide.
Plant winter bedding as well as bulbs that bloom in the spring.
After the last of the summer bedding plants have reached the end of the road, remove them from beds, borders, and containers. Now that you've established a place, you can get started on preparing to sow winter bedding. Fork over the sections, working in some well-rotted organic matter, and then transplant winter bedding into the spaces between the forks.. Ensure that the plants are maintained well-watered while they are getting their bearings.
Remove any fallen leaves.
Don't put off cleaning your lawn till the end of the season; if the leaves are left on your lawn for an extended length of time, they will limit the amount of light that reaches the grass, causing it to become yellow. This may be avoided by cleaning the leaves on a regular basis, a bit at a time. For broad, flat expanses of grass, a lawn rake would suffice; however, it will be impracticable for borders, so consider investing in a garden vacuum. If you use it in shredder mode, the leaves will break down much more rapidly when composted; just stack them in thin layers in your compost bin with other organic waste to speed up the process. Did you know that you may create your own soil conditioner from the leaves that have fallen on your lawn? Take a look at our instructions.
Support the growth of trees and climbers.
Strong winds are expected in the autumn, so stake freshly planted trees to ensure that they get the support they need. In this way, they will be protected against rocking damage, which may cause them to elevate and lose their root anchoring, or even cause them to break. As an alternative to utilizing a single vertical stake, an angled stake is recommended. This will enable the tree to swing in the wind rather than being completely stiff - which is good since swaying has been shown to stimulate trunk development in trees. These all need a framework to support their new growth when it emerges in the spring, and it's frequently simpler to build the framework now that they've reached the end of their growing period. Frames are available in a variety of forms, which determine the direction in which your plants will grow.
Bring in the harvest of the fall season.
Enjoy plenty of wonderful homegrown veggies in the meanwhile, including onions and shallots, French beans and runner beans, salad crops such as spinach and cabbage, and other vegetables of your choice. The month of September is the final month for planting any outdoor seeds, so be sure you get any last-minute radish or lettuce seeds in before the weather turns too chilly! Horticultural fleece should be used to protect late-season salad crops, courgettes, and any other plants that are still growing in their original locations. Leave the tomatoes on the vines until the end of the month, at which point you should harvest all of the remaining fruit and store it on a ledge to mature. You may start collecting the first autumn-fruiting raspberries now, as well as other tree fruits like apples (as seen in the photo) and Conference pears (also shown) (these will be ready towards the end of the month). Make careful you pick them as soon as they begin to mature. In order to determine if apples or pears are ready to be harvested, carefully twist one of the fruits growing on the tree in question. If the fruit readily pulls away from the stem, it is ripe.
What are the September gardening tasks?
- September gardening tips and ideas.
- Make the most of the months of gardening effort you've put in.
- If it's chilly outside, bring fragile plants inside.
- It's time to sow winter bedding plants and spring bulbs.
- Mow the lawn again to eliminate all the raking-induced creeping grasses and weeds.
- As previously said, top treating your lawn is a great choice for clay, chalky, or sandy soils.
- Our complete guide has more seasonal lawn care tips.
- A garden vacuum may shred leaves from your lawn's trees and bushes.
- The leaves decompose faster if shredder mode is used.
- An angled stake is preferable than a single vertical stake.
- This will allow the tree to sway in the wind, which is beneficial since swinging has been proven to promote trunk growth in trees.
- Protect late-season salad crops, courgettes, and other plants with horticultural fleece.
- September is the last month for outdoor seed sowing, so get those radish or lettuce seeds in before it gets too cold!
- Now is the time to gather autumn-fruiting raspberries, as well as apples and pears (these will be ready towards the end of the month).