Continue to keep the garden tidy by dead heading, and cutting back finished perennials. It can still be warm enough in September to sit in the garden, therefore continue to enjoy the garden by keeping up general maintenance.
If you are thinking of creating a new lawn, either with seed or turf, September is the time to do it.
From the end of the month you can start to move evergreen shrubs, making sure that you water well after planting, and also divide and plant perennials, as the soil is still warm.
Spring bulbs are now in the shops, so make sure that this year you don’t forget to buy some, as they are always a good show in the garden, letting us know that summer is on the way.
- At the end of the month, start to move your pots of tender plants, such as fuchsias and geraniums indoors.
- Fill up empty border space with autumn flowering plants.
- Clear out finished pots and tubs and replant with some winter flowering plants for a good autumn/winter show.
Visit your local garden centres to find evergreens with attractive foliage or berries, which will bring your winter garden to life.
If you want any further ideas this month, leave a comment to let me know.
Happy gardening everyone!