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What’s Blooming in September?

Plants and flowers in season:

  • Coneflower
  • Snapdragons
  • Butterfly Bush
  • Blanket Flower
  • Floss Flower
  • Witch Hazel

Fruits and vegetables in season:

  • Pomegranates
  • Cranberries 
  • Peas 
  • Sweet potatoes 
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Celery root



Butterfly Bush

Blanket Flower

September Maintenance Tips


Mid to late September is a great time to fertilize young trees and shrubs to give them one last growth boost to prepare for dormancy in the winter months. 24-4-12 is the recommended fertilizer for this. You will also want to fertilize your rose bushes no later than mid september with your rose fertilizer of choice. Palm trees will also benefit from being given a low in nitrogen fertilizer this September.  


September is not typically a month that will require a lot of pruning care. Pruning in the late summer/early fall will encourage new growth to emerge that will not be provided with the necessary amount of time to harden and reach a stage of maturity that can survive the upcoming winter months. 

Here is a list of plants that are considered exceptions to this rule, and will benefit from some light pruning this September:

  • Abelia 
  • Private or English yews 
  • Climbing roses
  • Jasmines 
  • Leyland cypress
  • Juniper 

Pests and diseases 

  • Fall armyworms

Fall armyworms are a pest that feeds off of lawns with wet conditions, long grasses, and excessive weeds. A reliable sign that you may have a fall armyworm infestation is trails of tiny black droppings that resemble black pepper on the ground around the affected area.The most effective way of getting rid of these pests is with neem oil. Mix 2 tablespoons of neem oil with one teaspoon of liquid soap and a gallon of warm water. Spraying this mixture on the infected area will rapidly treat your lawn of these pests. 

  • Fall pre-emergent weed control

Between the months of August and November, it is necessary to apply a pre-emergent weed control herbicide to prevent the growth of new weeds emerging in your lawn this fall. The beginning of September is the perfect time to do this. 

  • Brown patch lawn disease 

Brown patches beginning to appear in your lawn this fall could be caused by a number of different reasons, the most common being fungal infections. One of the most effective ways to treat this fungus is to sprinkle baking soda all over the infected area. Fungicides containing azoxystrobin, propiconazole, or myclobutanil are some other effective chemical treatments. This fungus thrives in excessively moist conditions, so as a preventative measure it is recommended to be mindful of the amount of rain water your lawn is receiving and adjust your irrigation schedule accordingly to avoid overwatering your lawn.


September is a great time for planting fruits, vegetables, and fall flowers! Here is a list of some of the best options to add to your garden this month:

  • Broccoli 
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce 
  • Blueberries
  • Spinach 
  • Aster
  • Cosmos 
  • Calendulas 
  • Radishes 

This month is also the most ideal time to plant bulbs that will begin to show next spring!

Special Events This Month:

This month Beach Landscaping will be displaying our landscape and hardscape services at the Myrtle Beach Fall Home Show! Come see us at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center September 15th – 17th to speak with a team member about your next big yard project! We can’t wait to see you there!

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