Welcome to Fall in South Texas! October is prime time for planting, feeding, and setting your garden up for success! Warm days and cool evenings are perfect to spending time outdoors. The garden is abundant with flowers, herbs, veggies, blooming shrubs & trees. Fresh air & gardening are simple ways to stay healthy & whole.
Check out our October Garden Guide for more tips and remember that trees, shrubs, and perennials can be planted 12 months out of the year! The only difference is the amount of water they need depending on temperatures and wind!
1. Plant Flowers for Fall
Take advantage of the weather while the days are still long. It’s the perfect time to start cool weather Impatiens, Snapdragons, Violas, Petunias, Calendula, Begonias, & many more. Warm days help flowers develop roots so they can look their best during the cooler months ahead.
2. Plant Food
Some of the best… Broccoli, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Cabbage, Carrots, Beets, Radishes, Cilantro, Nasturtiums, and the list goes on. Don’t forget to feed them to get the best harvest.
3. Fertilize Lawn
Fertilizing this month helps develop strong roots for healthy growth next Spring and Summer. We recommend our Gill Lawn & Garden Fertilizer or Medina Growin’ Green. Both can be used in all areas of your landscape. Prevent weeds in your lawn by applying Weed Beater Complete or Crabgrass & Weed Preventer.
Read: Fall Lawn Care
4. Plant Trees & Shrubs
I’ll say it again… it’s all about growing roots. Trees planted in Fall grow more in Spring & Summer. Live Oak, Burr Oak, Magnolia, Anacua, Cedar Elms, & Wild Olive are some of our South Texas fav’s.
5. Sow Wildflower Seed
Seeding Texas favorites like Bluebonnets, Indian Blankets, and Wildflower mixes during the Fall gives them the cooler temps and adequate rains to help them sprout in spring, just remember to mark where you sow, so you don’t mistake for weed sprouts next year.