TIME TO PLANT: Fall is the ideal time to plant trees, shrubs, cool season grasses, perennials, and cool season annuals such as pansies and violas.
Pansy perfect for fall
APPLY A PRE-EMERGENT: To control winter weeds such as poa annua (annual bluegrass), henbit, chickweed and others, apply a pre-emergent to your Bermuda or Zoysia lawn around mid-month. Do not apply to a fescue lawn if you plan to sow seed in the fall. Not only will it prevent weed seeds from germinating, it will also prevent the grass seed from germinating.
Apply pre-emergents now for prevention later
PLANT PANSIES: Remove your tired summer annuals, prepare the bed, and plant cool season annuals such as pansies, violas, ornamental cabbage and kale, snapdragons, Swiss chard, and mustard. These plants will provide some much needed landscape color throughout the fall and winter months.
BUY SPRING-BLOOMING FLOWER BULBS: Buy tulips, daffodils,crocus and others now while selection is best, but wait until November-December to plant them. Store them in the refrigerator in paper, not plastic bags, until time to plant.
Buy spring blooming bulbs, but wait to plant them!
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