September gardening

Trees and shrubs

by Juliette Amadis Tuesday 17 September 2013

Rustic Watering Can
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Without any doubt, autumn is the perfect time to shop for and plant new trees and shrubs. In fact, they will get a better chance of growing strong roots during winter.

  • Evergreen trees and heathers are best if planted in September, the best month in many areas.
  • It is better to choose trees and shrubs with edible berries in order to provide meals for wildlife. This way, you will also benefit from autumn foliage.
  • Try to reduce watering for established shrubs and trees so that they are able to harden off in preparation for winter.
  • Don’t forget to keep an eye on fruit trees for signs of mildew, a common plant disease which appears during this time of year.
  • Take cuttings from roses.

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