Fall weather is here! October is the best time for planting your cool weather crops and flowers as there is less heat and less pressure from insects and diseases.
Plant Veggies and Herbs
Fresh herbs + veggies will add great taste to your holiday meals, and there is no better time to plant them than now! Plant all your cool-weather vegetables and herbs right now. If we sell them, it’s time to plant!
Add fall color to your hanging baskets and container gardens.
Coleus, celosia chenille plant, rudbeckia, ornamental grasses, and sweet potato all make good seasonal accents. See our associates for more information about creating a custom container plant for your landscape or patio.
Plant new bulbs and divide existing perennials and bulbs.
Right now is a great time to plant bulbs for a beautiful spring garden! Make sure to cover them with a lot of organic matter for the best results.
Apply a pre-emergent herbicide to keep weeds in check.
If you have a space prone to weeds, now is the time to apply pre-emergent weed killers to prevent them from popping up.
It’s time for fall feeding
Lawns, shrubs, flowers, fruit trees, and vegetables all need a good fertilizer application in October. Consider a natural, slow-release fertilizer such as Espoma.
Shade the Holiday Plants!
Make sure your holiday plants, including poinsettias and Christmas cactus, aren’t getting any artificial light. These plants need long nights in order to produce blooms.
Mums the Word
Nothing says “autumn” better than chrysanthemums. Set them in containers or out in the garden to provide a great pop of fall color.
annuals + perennials to plant now
- blue daze
- dusty miller
- Florida Natives!
- lily varieties
herbs + vegetables to plant now
- brussels sprouts
See ya in the gardens.