September Gardening Guide
Hello Spring! As the days get longer and the soil warms up, the garden is the place to be. Now's the time to start planting all your favourite veggies, sowing new lawns, and enjoying everything early spring has to offer.
FOR THE VEGGIES
Adding organic matter back into the soil after winter is crucial for producing healthy spring veggies. We recommend Living Earth Organic Compost or Revital Worm Castings & Compost for the best results.
To Plant: All your favourite seeds! Cabbage, lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, onions, and potatoes. Sow seeds like carrots, peas, beetroot, beans and silverbeet directly into your garden.
Sow herb seeds now for a summer harvest and add new plants like basil and parsley to revitalize your herb garden.
If you began sprouting seed potatoes in August, the sprouts should now be about 2-4 cm. Plant in a large plastic pot or planter box in a warm and protected spot.
To Transplant: Relocate summer seedlings (like leeks, onions, cabbage and lettuce) to the garden.
FOR THE LAWN
Now is a great time to sow a new lawn. Check out our full Lawn Growing Guide here.
Give your lawn seed the best chance for germination by using the nutrient-rich Living Earth Lawn Mix. Use it to sow new lawns or to fill any holes in your lawn. This mix also ensures seeds won’t have to compete with weeds.
Once the grass starts to grow, begin mowing weekly and remove clippings. Feed with a slow release fertiliser for a green and healthy lawn. We recommend Prolawn Turfmaster Starter for new lawns and Professional Landscape Formula for re-sown lawns. A high-quality lawn fertiliser will give the lawn essential nutrients, helping it grow thick and resist environmental stresses, weeds and pests. Use fertiliser regularly for low-grade, sandy soils and less frequently on rich soils.
If necessary, manage worms and remove weeds as they appear.
FOR THE FRUIT
Once the frosts have finished, September is a great time to plant citrus trees and sub-tropical foliage. Stake young fruit trees using our natural Tree Tie and Wooden Stakes to help anchor roots. Assist with new fruiting from Prune Passionfruit vines and Feijoas by pruning them.
Also make sure you get those strawberry, blueberry and rhubarb plants in the ground to enjoy them throughout summer.
FINAL GROWING TIP
Having a top-quality planter box is a great investment for a thriving spring garden. It should be designed for roots to flourish, and made to look great and last in the garden for seasons to come.
Check out our full range of Planter Boxes and Accessories to get sorted for Spring.