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.
  • Watch for webworms in trees. Use a garden hose to blast them out of the trees with water or cut them out with pole pruners. Trichogramma wasps can be purchased and applied as a biological control.
  • Plant vegetable crops 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.

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