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200 Route 137, South Chatham, MA 02659
phone: 508.432.8878 | fax: 508.432.8810
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Identify areas in your yard that need late summer, fall & winter interest. Now is a great time for planting.
Start fall clean-up. Remove any residue from plants infected by powdery mildew. Cut back spent perennials. Top dress with a light layer of compost.
Dig up, divide and replant overgrown summer bloomers such as astilbe, peonies, phlox, iris, daylilies. Do this on overcast or rainy days to reduce stress to the plant.
Leave faded blossoms on roses now to encourage dormancy.
Dig up bulbs, tubers & rhizomes of summer bloomers such as gladioli, dahlia, tuberous begonia, caladium & cannas. Dry them, remove excess soil, trim away browned shoots & store in mesh bags in a cool, dry, airy location.
Pick the last of the fresh herbs before a hard frost. Sage, parsley, chives & thyme can be cut and frozen, or dried for winter use. Bring a container of rosemary indoors to a sunny, cool location.
Sketch a map of this year's veggie garden to help in rotating crops to different locations next year. This is important in reducing the incidence of pest and disease problems.
- Identify areas in your yard that need late summer, fall & winter interest. Now is a great time for planting.