•Use Root Stimulator after transplanting any trees, shrubs, perennials, fruits,
roses, houseplants, or tropicals. Use every two weeks for the next 6-8 weeks.
•Finish pruning evergreens except pines. Do not prune azaleas, rhododendrons,
hydrangeas, and spring-flowering shrubs until after bloom next spring. These plants
have already set flower buds for next spring.
•Plant mums, iris, poppies, and other new perennials early so plants will become
established before freeze in fall.
•Sow lettuce, greens, and radish seeds in August for the fall garden. Pull onions
after the tops die and let dry in the sun for 2-3 days. Dry in a warm place for
2 weeks, and then store.
•Plant spring flowering bulbs (tulips, daffodils, crocus, etc.) which arrive in
late August/early September. Use Dutch bulb food or HiYield Bone & Bloodmeal when
•Plant pansies for fall color (they arrive in September). Pansies will overwinter
with blooms through winter and spring, even in the snow! Mix in 2 Tablespoons HiYield
Bone & Bloodmeal beneath each plant.
•Divide peonies in September if plants are overgrown or new plants are desired.
Reset so the buds are no deeper than 1-2” below ground level or flowering will not
•Plant Autumn Crocus in late August for fall blooms. These are different than
the spring blooming crocus!
•Sow grass seed in September using New Lawn Starter fertilizer. Have a soil test
done first to determine if lime is needed. Water daily and lightly for the first
two weeks to keep ground moist for good germination.