Harbor Garden Center

September Welcome

September is one of the seasonal transition months. At the beginning of the month, the weather can be warm and it still feels like summer. By the end of the month, we are getting those cold morning temperatures and it truly feels like fall.

There is a lot to be done in September to get ready for the upcoming winter. You can seed your lawn to fix up those dead patches of lawn. Your lawn needs to be fertilized to help it to recover from the summer. The Japanese Beetles that plagued you all summer have laid eggs in your lawn that have hatched out into the grubs that will kill your lawn. We have both synthetic and organic controls for this lawn pest. Try to get those grubs controlled early in the month to minimize damage to your lawn.  Lime can be applied to your lawn, flowerbeds, and vegetable garden and around those trees and shrubs that don’t like an acid soil. Your trees and shrubs need to be watered each week to help them to take up the extra water that they need to survive the dry winter winds.

September into October is also the only time you can plant the bulbs of Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinth and Crocus. Please stop by soon to see our affordable selection of these spring flowering bulbs.

September is also the month to swap out those tired annual flowers for some mums and other fall flowering plants.

September is also the time to dress up your yard with pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks and hay bales. Please stop by to see all we have to offer for fall decorating.

September is generally a beautiful month for gardening. Take the time to get things done before the cold weather sets in during October or November.




Spring Store Hours:
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 7 days a week

US Rte 1 1/4 Mile South of Salisbury Square