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What Albuquerque Gardeners Should Do in September:  

  • Time to roast green chile.
  • Enter your great harvest of vegetables and flowers at the State Fair.
  • Fall is an excellent time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials.
  • Plant mums and pansies in a sunny area for fall.
  • Plant spring flowering bulbs, such as, crocus, daffodils, hyacinth and tulips with bulb food.
  • Divide and plant peonies.
  • Plant cool season vegetables in cold frames.
  • Fertilize cool season lawns late September or early October with Jericho Sure Green Fertilizer, 16-8-8.
  • Reseed cool season lawns.
  • Cut back on watering as the weather cools down.
  • Continue to monitor and treat for borers.
  • Continue to clean debris in garden and check for insects and weeds.
  • Bring in house plants; check and treat for any insects and repot as necessary and use Superthrive.


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