What to do Now!

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Fall is for planting – trees, shrubs, perennials, lawns and spring-flowering bulbs. University research validates that fall is ideal for planting on Long Island. Learn more at our lecture on ‘Fall is for Planting’ this Saturday at 10am.

Summer vacation is over; it’s time to move houseplants back indoors. Check for unwanted pests, and then treat if need be. We can help.

The grass is always greener… Now is THE best time to establish a new lawn on Long Island. Not sure what to do?  We can help you through the process.

Grab the trowel and plant cool season veggies and herbs in the garden for harvest later this fall. Lettuces, broccoli, beans, rosemary and more can be planted now; enjoyed later.

They’re back! Young grubs are actively chewing on turfgrass roots. Their voracious feeding can cause considerable damage in a short period of time. Helpful hint – the younger the grub, the more effective the insecticide treatment will be. Ask about grub control the next time you shop Martin Viette.

Continue to harvest veggies as they ripen. Too much of a good thing? Consider dropping off your surplus to the INN’s many soup kitchens. We are a designated drop-off.

To lime or not to lime! Before you tackle the home lawn, have a soil pH test done now so you know if you need to add lime or not.

Need to mulch landscape beds? Remember, only 2-3 inches of mulch is needed. Helpful hints: do not apply mulch around or over the crowns of plants, and never volcano mulch!

What’s going on in the September garden?