Start your California fall garden in September
September is the time to plant vegetables and flowers in cold days, and to autumn care yard.
Cold Vegetable Vegetables: Plant vegetables such as broccoli, peas, cabbage, beet, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, spinach, radish, carrots and celery. These plants will begin to produce in late winter or early spring. Put onion and garlic too.
Add the bulbs: Some bulbs can now get in the ground, while others need to put in the fridge for a minimum of six weeks (in a paper bag in the fridge). Ask your local kindergarten, what to buy and plant in your area. The onions will begin to grow and bloom in the spring. If you don’t want to bother with cooling the bulbs, plant the following varieties: Amaryllis, Calla, Dutch iris, freesia, and watsonia. You can leave them in the ground all year round.
Flowering plants in autumn and winter While the weather is warm, plant the flowers that bloom in the fall most of the winter. These include chrysanthemums, peas, ornamental Kale, lion’s mouth, pansies, primroses, and asters. Add mulch to the garden to retain moisture.
The warning “Stay in the fire”, Since fire season lasts all year round, winds and low humidity can easily ignite a fire in places where there is a danger of fire. Don’t forget to remove weeds and brush at home and keep a well-watered landscape near buildings.
Reseed the Lawn: It’s time to take care of the empty places on the lawn. First loosen the soil, add a thick layer of the cool grass seed and then apply a top mulch. Water every day until seeds would not be 1-inch grass.
Clip roses: Remove dead flowers and roses. Slightly to trim. New flowers should bloom until October.
Split perennials: perennials such as Shasta daisies, sage, lavender and yarrow, should be divided every few years. If you do not, they can become brown and die inside. They also produce fewer flowers. Share in the cool weather. Dig deep to get the ball of roots, to separate separate “crowns” or the stems and replant in soil that contains a flowering mix.
Continue to water: September and October can be hot, dry and windy for months. If necessary, watering gardens, shrubs and lawns. Water in the early hours (from 6:00 to 9:00). This is the most effective time for watering. Plants watered in the evening and not morning, is susceptible to fungi.
Remove the used vegetables and flowers: Annual years near the end of the performance. Remove these plants from the garden. At the moment they are simply attracted by worms and rodents.