The Aberdeen Garden Club offers Gardening Care Tasks, things people can do this time of year to improve their gardens.
n Cut back perennials after flowering to encourage fall flowering.
n If putting in a perennial bed in the fall, amend the soil a few months before planting begins.
n Divide and replant irises; cut leaves back to six inches.
Trees and Shrubs:
n Newly planted trees and shrubs will need a total of one inch of water during the growing season.
n Fertilize spring-flowering shrubs in late spring or early summer after they finish blooming.
n Give special attention to fertilizing and watering containers and hanging baskets.
n Hanging baskets dry out quickly, so check daily.
n Mulch garden beds two to three inches deep with an organic mulch.
n Set out caladiums in shady areas.
n Fertilize if you haven’t done it previously.