|Fall “TO DO” List
Now is the second best planting time of the year. Fall is a great time to get trees and shrubs planted for fast growth during the spring months. You do want to avoid planting any frost sensitive plants such as citrus and tropical plants.
It is time to start getting all of your rough looking perennials cut back. Make sure to take caution on pruning back any frost sensitive plant material such as, bougainvilleas, hibiscus, red fountain grasses, citrus and any other plants that you know of that have a tough time in cold weather.
With the change in weather upon us, it is time to start adjusting your summer watering schedule to your fall/winter watering schedule. Most plants do not use very much water during the fall and winter months. Any plants that go dormant do not need any water except for rain water. Make sure you are not over watering your plant material. Signs of over watering includes leaves browning from the outside in, and dead leaves hanging onto the plant. More plants die due to over watering then under watering.
Continue to spray your plants as needed for insects such as scale, aphids, spider mites and whitefly. Most of these insects will start to decrease as the weather changes and becomes cooler. Start shopping now for your dormant sprays for your fruit trees.
October is the month to apply 0-10-10 fertilizer to your blue hydrangeas, citrus and frost sensitive blooming plants. Now is also the time to apply the Turf Royale fertilizer to your laws to keep them green throughout the fall and winter months. You want to do any other general or all purpose fertilizers before the temperature drops below 60 degrees. Most fertilizers only work in weather 60 degrees or above.
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