Unfortunately not many gardeners know that September can be one of the most important gardening months of the year. Too many gardeners consider this month just one of the last of the growing season, offering little opportunity to do more than wait sadly for the coming of winter. September, however, can be a “busy, joyous period devoted to planting, preparation for next year, keeping the garden up to the end of the season, and improving and making new lawns. It ushers in the fall planting season in the North and gives the gardener opportunities to do many things that will lighten the load of spring work next year.
This is the ideal time for lawn work, to start a new one, improve a poor one or repair the damage done by crab grass. The weather again is very favorable to the growth of grass and the germination of newly sown grass seeds. The days are shorter, the nights are cooler, there is enough sun-shine and moisture to favor the development of grass and it is the time when lawn weeds do not germinate.