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Fall planting. October is a great time to plant or move a tree or shrub. To look for one that will do well in your area, visit your local garden center this month while the selection is at its peak.
Remember to dig a planting hole no deeper than the root ball height, and excavate the hole two to three times the width of the root ball diameter.
Lawns. The first two weeks in September are the best times to reseed cool-season grasses, such as Kentucky Bluegrass, Tall Fescue or Turf-Type Fescue. Also, our Southern gardens will benefit from a core aeration.
Weeds. There never seems to be just one weed; they come in multiples and like to hang in gangs. There are the sedges, the spurges, the grasses and the oxalis. There are too just many to mention and still hope for a happy day.
Stay ahead of your weeds. if you have a problem with poa annua, annual blue grass, as I do in my Raleigh garden, now (early September) is the time to use a pre-emergent such as corn gluten.
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