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Summer is ebbing away and Fall is coming with its lower humidity, cooler nights, and shorter hours of sunlight. We all have so many beautiful fall colors to look forward to!
Here are a few tips for your September gardening:
Although the Midwest still sees some hot weather in September, the trend is clearly to more moderate temperatures.
Plant a cover crop, which will help to avert soil erosion during the winter.
In far northern regions, such as northern Michigan and Minnesota, plant spring bulbs.
Plant fall-flowering annuals, which you can find at nurseries at a deep discount at this time of year. They will only last until the first frost, but they provide great color for the fall garden.
Stop watering both evergreen and deciduous trees in late September. This will help them prepare for winter. Resume watering later in the fall after the deciduous trees have dropped their leaves.
Crestview Garden Club at the Faire in Wilder Park, Elmhurst!
Thank you to the many folks who stopped by our Crestview Garden Club booth at the Elmhurst Garden Club Faire! We loved meeting you and talking about plants and your gardens.
Congratulations to the Elmhurst Garden Club on a successful event.