- Garden Guy Hint -
Water more frequently
|Trees||Every 1-2 weels 3ft deep around the drip line|
|Lawn/Turf||Every 3-5 Days in the morning 6" deep|
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Calendar for Organic Gardening - September
- Deeply and infrequently.
- Summer flowering perennials need spent blooms removed.
- Surface tree roots need to be removed but no more than 20% of the root system per year
- Wisterias that failed to bloom need the roots pruned..
- Use organic fertilizer on all planting areas (10-20lbs./1,000 sq ft.); especially peppers and tomatoes.
- All planting areas and lawns need to be foliar fed with Extreme Juice .
- Treat grub worms with beneficial nematodes.
- Spray bacillus thuringiensis for cabage loopers on cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and brussel sprouts.
- Garlic tea or water blast takes care of aphids on tender, new fall growth. Adding 2 oz. molasses to gallon of spray is better.
- Release ladybugs.
- Dust fire ant mounds with diatomaceous earth then release beneficial nematodes.
- Black spot and powdery mildew on roses can be treated with Extreme Juice plus 1 cup skim milk per gallon of spray.
- Kill white flies with insecticidal soap.
- If plants are suffering from iron chlorosis use chelated iron and sulfer, or Texas Greensand.
- Remember plant your wildflower seeds if you haven't already- you have from late September to early November.
- By early September finish warm season lawn grass planting.
- Time to transplant established spring flowering bulbs - iris and daylilies.
- Cool season grasses and leafy root crops - carrots, turnips and beets.
Odds 'n Ends
- Leave grass clippings on lawn when you do your weekly mowing.
- Turn the compost pile.
- Remove bad fruit on citrus.
- Start refrigerating tulips and hyacinth bulbs.
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