Garden Tips - September:

Fall is an excellent time to finish any landscape projects that were put off because of the heat. In fact, fall is the best time of year to plant! With cooler days and steady nighttime temperatures, your plants will ease right in.

If you didn’t treat your lawn for grubs in the spring, apply Jonathan Green’s Grub Control now. Japanese beetles are starting to go back in to the soil and lay their eggs. Prevention is the best control!

Resist the urge to trim azaleas, rhododendrons, lilacs, forsythias and other early spring blooming shrubs. They have already set their flower buds for next year's bloom. Pruning them heavily now will mean no blooms next spring.

Bring in houseplants before they start getting used to the cooler weather.

Flowering kale, cabbage, and fall mums may be planted now to give a little color to the garden when summer flowers have faded away.

To set big, beautiful blooms on hydrangeas and other flowering shrubs, fertilize with super phosphate or Fertilome’s Blooming & Rooting now.