Garden Tips - September:

Plant trees, shrubs, and evergreens now. Fall is an excellent time to finish any landscape projects that were put off because of the heat.

Control creeping Charlie, dandelions, and other broadleaf weeds in your lawn with Bonide Weed Beater. Spraying in the fall will give you much better results than waiting until next spring.

Feed your lawn with Jim Jenkins Lawn & Garden 12-19-22; this is a complete fertilizer with trace elements that is excellent for building a thick turf. Also at this time we want to check for grubs; we recommend Dylox pest control for eradication.

Resist the urge to trim azaleas, rhododendrons, lilacs, forsythias and other early spring blooming shrubs. They have already set their flower buds for next year's bloom.

Bring in houseplants before they start getting used to the cold weather.

Fall is a good time to improve the soil in your vegetable garden. Use 3-n-1 or Sweet Peet to increase the organic matter for luscious rich soil.

Winter pansies, flowering kale, cabbage, and fall mums may be planted now to give a little color to the garden when summer flowers have faded away.