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Gardening To-Do’s – Subtropical Regions – September


What to do in your garden in September

Plant & Sow


Start to sow summer-flowering annuals:


Sow vegetables like:


Plant summer-flowering bulbs:

Gardening Maintenance

  • Do not neglect your container plants; prune them lightly and feed and water them regularly. 
  • Cut out the dead branches from garden trees.
  • Feed and deadhead annuals.
  • Feed shrubs with a fertilizer high in potassium.
  • Water and mow the lawn.
  • Water, feed and cut the lawn regularly to cultivate a thick mat. 
  • Apply a light cover of lawn dressing if required.
  • Fertilize the garden once a month with Wonder 3:1:5 (26) SR or Wonder 5:1:5 (22) All-Purpose at a rate of 30g/m2.
  • Ensure your container plants are damp before feeding, otherwise the roots may suffer from fertilizer burn.
  • Remove suckers from bromeliads and transplant them.
  • Feed bananas; and water citrus, litchis, mangoes and papaws thoroughly.

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