Late August into mid September is an especially busy time for our lawns and gardens.  In addition to planning and preparing for Fall planting, there’s still much we need to do before the first frost.  Consider the following:

Continue to water plants as needed.  You don’t want your plants heading into winter dehydrated and stressed.

Keep on weeding.  I know it’s not exactly what you wanted to hear, but many weeds go to seed in late Summer, early Fall.  This will give you a leg up come Spring.

Start raking.  Leaves that collect around shrubs and perennials aren’t terribly worrisome as they actually provide some protection.  It’s the leaves in the lawn you don’t want lying around as they can suffocate the grass.

Start stocking up on bulbs.  Most bulbs are planted in October, but supplies go fast.  Keep them in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to plant.

Plant cool season Annuals – flowering kale, cabbage and pansies.  Flowering kale and cabbage make for stunning bouquets/centerpieces.

Divide and plant most perennials and roses.  Just remember to water if the Fall is dry.

RE-SEEDBeautiful lawns are created in the Fall!!!  Now is the time to act and repair drought damaged and/or sod web worm damaged lawns.  Call Sweeney’s and confirm your place on the schedule today.

Cut back and harvest herbs before the first frost.  Did you know herbs can be dried and used all year-long?

Of course, you realize, you don’t have to do any of this.  Sweeney’s is just a phone call away and ready to tackle your to-do-list.

“The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many.”

– Oliver Wendell Holmes

Best wishes,

Kim Sweeney