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Your Regional Garden News - Zone 6

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

  • When planting spring-blooming bulbs in the fall, make sure not to plant them too shallow. If not planted at the depth stated on instructions, bulbs may freeze or emerge too soon in the spring before the roots have fully developed. Blooms will be stunted or too low to the ground. In areas with colder winters, cover bulb beds with pine needles, straw, leaf humus, or other mulch for winter protection. Remove mulch in the spring as bulbs begin to emerge.