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 August
- Proper watering is crucial in August. Apply one to two inches of water per week to landscaping.
- Keep an eye out for webworms in trees. Use a garden hose to blast them out of the trees with water or cut them out with pole pruners.
- Plant vegetable crops, including corn, tomatoes, and beans, for fall harvest.
- Plant seasonal annuals such as marigolds and ornamental peppers for fall interest.
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.