The days are getting shorter and the air crisper, but fall is not yet upon us! September in Michigan is a beautiful month well spent out in the garden. Here are some September gardening to-do’s to keep your yard healthy and happy.
1. Reseed your lawn
Hot summer days got your lawn looking crispy? Now is a great time to reseed your lawn and fill in any spots that may have suffered under the summer sun. If you’re not a lawn expert, try following this guide from Michigan State University about the best practices for establishing a new lawn using seed.
2. Plant cool-weather crops
Although temperatures are cooling down, you can still enjoy fresh produce from your garden! Cool weather vegetables such as beets, lettuce, and spinach can still be planted, but be quick to ensure they can mature before the first frost.
3. Put out some potted mums
With the weather cooling down, now is a great time to pick up some mums to brighten up your yard. Available at most garden and grocery stores, mums are wonderful fall flowers that thrive in the cooler autumnal temperatures. Once you get your mums, make sure to deadhead them throughout the fall to keep them blooming.
Whether you have kids back in school or are just enjoying the cooler weather, we hope September brings you lots of joy! If you’re too busy to get to your gardening chores this September, make sure to schedule a ToDooly Doer to come by and help you out. Schedule a Doer by calling us at (313) 777 - 8052 or by clicking here.