Savannah Valley District

This Month in Your Garden – October

Laura Lee Rose, Horticulture Agent – County Coordinator

When to plant perennials
  • Spring blooming perennials and most woodies are best installed now. This allows the roots to grow and spread through the winter months.
  • Spring and summer blooming perennials can be divided now: transplant or share the divisions.
  • Do not fertilize lawns or shrubs in the fall. That can cause a flush of growth that may not have a chance to harden off before cold or freezing weather. Because pruning can also stimulate growth on trees and shrubs, leave that chore until late winter. However, it is always correct to prune damaged or diseased branches. For more information visit the websites highlighted.


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