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Your Regional Garden News - Zone 5

September 1 to September 30

 

Discover what you should be doing right now.  Our experts share gardening advice, techniques, news, and ideas to make your garden the best ever.  

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September marks the start of cool season weather and a new flush of growing for zone 5 and 6 and if you have kids, it marks the start of another school year. The combination of cooler temperature, more frequent moisture and less bugs make for almost perfect conditions for fall crops. Here are some of things to do in September:

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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • Fall is a great time to make landscape improvements. Summer foot traffic often beats down the lawn indicating the route an improved path should take. Simply follow this route from point A to point B when laying out a permanent path from the back door to the garage for example. Visit the library for instructional material on path construction. If you want to reroute traffic, put up a fence.