Tips for October

— Written By Rosie Hatch and last updated by bulbs oct

This is the best time of the year to move plants. If you have to dig and transplant a plant, make sure that you water the soil thoroughly to make digging possible. Then you will have to water the plant regularly in its new location.

Bulbs are typically planted in October. Healthy bulbs from well-adapted plants can be planted in December or January. Some spring-flowering bulbs are good choices for our landscapes. In general, spring-flowering bulbs avoid the most drought-prone times of the year by going dormant in summer and early fall.

There is no need to fertilize dead grass and currently there isn’t enough moisture for new grass to get started. This could change if you are under a rainstorm or two, but most people will need to hold off planting cool-season grass until warmer temperatures in the late winter or early spring.

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Updated on Mar 5, 2021
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