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Gardening To-Do’s – Temperate Rainfall Regions – September


What to do in your garden during September

Plant & sow


Start sowing summer-flowering annuals from the middle of the month:


  • Sow vegetables like:


Towards the end of the month, plant summer-flowering bulbs

Garden Maintenance

  • Water the lawn once a month. 
  • Water all fruit trees well once a month. 
  • Deadhead annuals to prolong their flowering period.
  • Feed annuals with a fertilizer high in potassium.
  • Spray apples and pears against codling moth, and start spraying peaches and nectarines every 10 days against fruit fly.
  • Thoroughly water all shrubs, trees and climbers. Feed fig trees.

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