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October

Flowers & Ornamental Grasses

Flowers & Ornamental Grasses

Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs

Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs

Groundcovers & Vines

Groundcovers & Vines

Indoor & Holiday Plants

Indoor & Holiday Plants

Lawns

Lawns

  • Continue to mow your lawn high and for as long as it continues to grow in fall.
  • Fertilize WARM season lawns with a low nitrogen slow release fertilizer like Milorganite in early October or when overseeding with ryegrass.
  • Fertilize COOL season grasses between mid-October and Thanksgiving (before the ground freezes) with a low nitrogen slow release fertilizer like Milorganite.
  • Northern gardeners can plant cool season grass seed in bare areas of the lawn damaged by summer heat or pests.
  • Southern gardeners can overseed the lawn with ryegrass for a greener winter lawn.
  • Monitor northern lawns for dollar spot and rust diseases.
  • Shred fall leaves as you mow the lawn.  Leave them on the lawn as they add organic matter and nutrients to the soil.
  • Add shredded leaves and other pest-free plant debris to your compost pile. These will eventually turn into nutrient-rich compost.
  • Fall is a great time to test the soil when establishing a new lawn or managing one that is not performing well.

Trees, Shrubs & Roses

Trees, Shrubs & Roses

Upcoming Webinars & Appearances


Oct. 14-16
NARI Milwaukee
Home & Remodeling Show

Oct. 26

Webinar: Year-round Perennial
Garden Maintenance


Nov. 2
Webinar: Boosting the Beauty of
and Propagating Houseplants


June 3 – 11, 2023
“Castles & Gardens” Adventure in Ireland with Melinda Myers
Includes the Bloom Festival in Dublin!

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