What to do? What to do? Where to start? If you’re anything like me, the idea of planting your fall annual color is already on your mind. Of course, you’ll wait until the end of the month to plant those violas and pansies, but it doesn’t hurt to see if there are any new varieties out there.

Are you a veggie gardener? It’s time to sow those seeds for your cool water crops. Lettuce, arugula, spinach, and radishes…it’s their time!

Fall vegetable plants in Virginia Beach

Freshen up your mulch. There’s still a lot of beautiful weather before any real cold (stay inside) temps appear so there’s no reason to let some weathered mulch ruin the look of those pansies and other cold weather annuals you’ve planted.

Pansies with fresh mulch in Virginia Beach

How did your hydrangea plants do over the summer? Did he seem that some of them suffered from too much sun? Time to transplant them to a coolier, shadier location.

Hydrangea transplanting in Virginia Beach

As the leaves begin to fall, don’t rake them. Mow over them, collect them in your catcher bag and add them to your compost pile or use them as mulch in your garden bed. You can wait to rake until later in the season.

Mow over leaves for organic mulch Virginia Beach

September is the perfect time to divide your daylilies and irises.

Divide Daylily plants Virginia Beach

Fertilize your lawn! ‘Tis the season!

Fertilize your lawn in Virginia Beach

These are just a few of the items you’ll need to add to your September To Do List. But it’s time to get started.