The sweet smell of cool air, thought of pumpkins and the aroma of the approaching holidays is upon us. Yes people, it’s September already, and in the gardening world that means a few things.

September is a great time to do a little pruning, as well as cut back on your watering a little. As the heat dies down and we get a little more rain than normal, you landscape is beginning to relax. Alabama Summers are hot, and after a long hot summer your plants can use some phosphorous. This long word helps plantsĀ convert other nutrients into usable building blocks with which to grow. (Phosphorous is the “P” on your fertilizer purchased at your local supplier.) This key ingredient will strengthen and rebuild your plants. Think about it like a nice glass of lemonade after a long hot day.