Summer might not be over yet, but cooler days are not far off. Let’s talk about some late-summer gardening ideas that will help next spring start off right:
- Prepare your lawn for cooler days and nights: Right now is a great time to establish a lawn. If you are sowing seeds for a new lawn, use a lower nitrogen, higher phosphorous fertilizer (any of our expert gardeners at Western Gardens can help you pick the right one). If you have an established lawn go with a higher nitrogen formula.
- Refrigerate your flower bulbs: If your tulips and hyacinths came up a little short last year, it might be that they needed a little more chill time. If you purchase bulbs now and place them in the vegetable bins of your refrigerator for six to eight weeks before planting, you’ll have particularly beautiful flowers next spring.
Summer winding down in Utah doesn’t mean the end to what you can do in the garden, stay tuned for more late-summer gardening tips and be sure to follow us on Facebook.