Fall never quite seems to get here soon enough does it? We should know it isn’t much different year to year. I’m sure it is like winter not wanting to go away in May back East. Summer hangs on just a little longer than we always want here.
New shipments of fall vegetables, flowers,seeds and more are arriving almost daily now as we try and guess when it will be cool enough to plant.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to get my pots redone, and flower beds planted. I just think I’ll start this weekend-how about you? See you in the Garden-Good Growin’.
What Do We Do Now?
- If you are planting a winter lawn-start mowing a little shorter each week now so that by mid to late October you don’t have such a huge job and pile of clippings. We have ryegrass in stock now and some attractive package pricing if you’re ahead of the game.
- If you have yuccas or agaves-treat with Grub Free Zone. We have been seeing a lot of Agave Snout Weevil activity on these plants. Unfortunately by the time you see the evidence the plant is usually dead so preventative treatment is your best option. They usually show up in late Summer to early Fall. See the picture for what the damage done is like .
- Vegetable gardens should be going in and or being prepared. Don’t plant until the soil is ready, take the time you’ll be more successful and glad you did. Cool season plants and seeds are in stock-think leaves, stems, and roots!!
- Early shipments of Petunias, Alyssum,Lobelia, and Snapdragons have arrived. Again don’t plant until soil is prepard. Use plenty of Omni, gypsum, and Ferti lome Start and Grow to get the plants of to a good start. If annuals slow down or set back it is hard to get them going again.
- Citrus trees are or should be pushing lots of new growth, recovering from a hot August. Be sure to fertilize them right away with Organo Citrus Food. Getting this new growth out and hardened off before cold weather ( I know, what is that) sets in is very important. And most citrus really needs to put on some new growth after a record hot August and the damage it caused not only on citrus but lots of other landscape plants!
- Control spurge and other weeds as they come up and are young-they are much easier to kill when small. If you aren’t going to plant a winter lawn- apply pre emergent herbicides now. If you have granite, now is the best time to control winter weeds, with pre emergent before the winter rains come.
- Remember without the Gardener, there is no Garden-It is time to get out there!!
- Remember to like our facebook page (see link above) for daily garden happenings and info-you also get $5 OFF your first purchase by bringing in the page. Also be sure to listen to our Garden Show-the first hour of the “Rosie On The House” program every Saturday at 8am on KTAR 92.3fm. There is always a tip and a link to a coupon to save 20% Off on any 1 Gro Well item every week!