Works of the month garden September
September is one of the golden months for the vegetable garden, garden and orchard; by working hard during these weeks we can lay solid foundations for an optimal development of our plants during the spring of next year. Many fairs and exhibitions held at this time of year can help us choose new essences to plant in our garden; we also take advantage of September to visit gardens and botanical gardens, the colors of the last blooms and the beginning of autumn will give us an unforgettable show, before having to think about the cold and the fog.
During these weeks we continue to water and fertilize our garden, constantly monitoring the development of the weeds, especially now that they are producing the seeds. We should also take care to remove the plants that have suffered from the great heat, or the annuals that have already concluded their vegetative cycle, such as annual cosmee and delphiniums, of which we can harvest the seed to spread it home next year.
The turf needs to be taken care of assiduously, resuming fertilization after the heat of August; eventually we could evaluate an intervention of sowing and selective weeding. In this month it is also possible to prepare a new turf, so that the grass is already well developed at the arrival of winter. We can begin to prepare the bulbs of spring flowering bulbs, which are to be placed in soft and loose soil; if planted already now they will not suffer from the winter cold. This is also the ideal month for preparing cuttings and for dividing perennials; or to plant new plants, shrubs and trees; in this way we can lay the foundations for a luxuriant spring garden.