September marks the start of getting the garden – and the gardener – ready for a long winters rest. To this end, consider how best to overwinter and to make room for your favorite non-hardy plants indoors, as well as considerations for your outdoor hardy plants. However, we still have several months remaining for plants to grow, so keep your focus on watering – August has been dry. For trees and shrubs, any plant that has been installed over the past few years will be stressed by the current dry conditions. In addition to watering, take good notes and pictures on your use of perennials and annuals since after the first frost these pictures will be all that remains of this year’s favorite combinations!
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