Need help planting a successful garden? These tips and tricks from our horticulture staff can help keep your home garden looking beautiful this fall.
In North Texas we ask a lot of our plants. With extreme temperatures in the summer and periods of too much or no rain at all, it's important to equip your garden accordingly. Take a look at these suggestions designed to help your home garden thrive.
Garden Tips for September
- Plant annual color, such as mums, marigolds and ornamental peppers, to add seasonal interest to the autumn garden.
- Deadhead spent rose flowers to keep shrubs blooming throughout the season. Now is the time to plant new rose shrubs.
- In the vegetable garden, plant cool season veggies, such as carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce and mustards, to be harvested through the fall and winter months.
- Start planting trees, shrubs and perennials as cooler autumn temperatures will help plants establish roots before winter.
Garden Tips for October
- Start planning your purchase of pre-chilled, spring-blooming bulbs, like tulips, daffodils and hyacinths.
- Start planting cool season annuals, such as pansies, ornamental kale and snapdragons.
- Plant herbs like cilantro and parsley now for harvesting through the fall and winter months.
- Keep newly planted trees, shrubs, perennials and seasonal color watered to help them establish.
Garden Tips for November
- Continue planting trees and shrubs now while they are becoming dormant so they can establish roots during winter. An application of root stimulator will help get them started.
- Transplant trees and shrubs in your landscape now. Give them a large enough root ball when transplanting to avoid root damage.
- Dig and divide spring blooming perennials now so their roots can get established before spring. Prune back fall-blooming perennials to produce healthy, bushy plants next spring.
- Plant narcissus and pre-chilled tulips toward the end of the month. Plant pansies, dianthus, kale and other winter annuals, as well as cool-season veggies such as broccoli and cabbage.
- Fertilize annual color with a complete, water-soluble fertilizer. Mulch new plantings to help retain moisture and insulate roots against cold temperatures.