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Week of September 21, 2020

Apply deer repellents to valuable trees and shrubs in the landscape. Apply deer repellents to valuable trees and shrubs in the landscape.

Salvia and asters are deer resistant as are most herbs with fragrant leaves. If deer are a problem in the landscape, consider incorporating these plants into your garden this fall.

Fall is a good time for corrective tree pruning; look for rubbing branches and cracks.

Plant astilbes in low, damp areas.

Ripe apples snap off easily when gently lifted with the palm of the hand.

Turfgrass planting projects are best completed by the end of September.

Now is a great time to have the soil in your vegetable garden tested. If limestone is needed to raise the pH or sulfur to lower the pH, fall is the best time for either application. Click here for more information from the UMass soil testing facility.

 


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