In normal circumstances, September would usually mark the end of summer and the start of autumn, and after our wonderful summer, already the new month is bringing signs of autumn creeping in. As day and night temperatures fall, conditions will cool considerably, and the earlier setting sunsets and diminishing evening light, opportunities for garden work will reduce.
However September is still a busy and important month in the gardening calendar. Soil temperatures remaining warm and more moisture in the atmosphere can be expected, ensuring good soil conditions. This is an ideal time to keep the garden looking good, complete outstanding maintenance tasks and introduce new plants.
- Cut back and dead head (remove faded blooms) summer flowering perennials
- Transplant evergreen shrubs
- Establish a new lawn (roll turf or seed)
- Plant Spring flowering bulbs
- A good time to give the hedge a good clip
- Divide clumping herbaceous perennials