Fall is for planting and right now is a FANTASTIC time to plant shrubs & perennials. If you like the idea of investment, Fall planting is for you. Plants will be bigger and healthier in the Spring - a great return on your investment. When you plant in the Fall, early-season bloomers have a chance to build root systems and establish vigor - which will show up in the following year’s bloom.
It is a great idea to begin seeding for the following year. The goal for planting in Fall is not to have your seeds germinate, but to give them a period of stratification, exposing them to cold & moist conditions. The alternating freeze & thaw of winter helps break down the seed coat and starts the growing process.
Overseed your fescue lawns with RTF Fescue, 5 Star Blend, or Extreme Shade Blend for shady areas.
Seeding areas that are bare can decrease the chances of weeds emerging in the spring. Remember: the thicker your yard is, the less weeds you will have.
Use 24 Hour Grub for damage in your lawn from grubs.
Apply Fertilome A-Vert or For All Seasons fertilizer & pre-emergent duo for weed control in bermuda, fescue, or buffalo lawns. It prevents weeds by killing the seed before it germinates, so do not apply if you are seeding any grass this Fall.
Clean up roses and fertilize for fall blooms with Fertilome Rose & Flower Food.
Plant Mums, Cabbage, & Kale for fall color.
Fertilize established, weed free lawns with Fertilome Greenmaker to give it a dark green pop for the fall.
Plant a fall vegetable garden with Botanical Interest Seed available at PGH.
Plant Pansies for fall and winter color.
Fertilize with Fertilome Blooming & Rooting for containers or Premium Bedding Plant Food for beds.
Fertilize established trees with Fertilome Tree & Shrub Food.
Add Cotton Burr Compost to flower beds & raised gardens to ammend the soil.
Sow wild flower seeds.
Apply a fresh layer of mulch for winter protection.
Spray Viper for bug control in your home.
Water your lawn, trees, & plants to avoid loss from drought.
Cool Season Seeding Tips
Apply seed in the cooler tempuratures to ensure the seed doesn't dry out in the heat.
Keep the seed moist for quick germination. (Sometimes watering twice a day)
Apply a thin layer of Soil Mender Soil Mix on top so birds, wind, etc doesn't disturb the seed.
*All products are found at Panhandle Greenhouses.
Raised Bed Gardens are the most ideal way to grow edibles in the West Texas Panhandle. Click the link to learn more.
Here is a list of plants that the deer normally won’t eat. However, keep in mind that during a very hot and dry year, deer will eat just about anything. This list is based on what they don’t eat under normal circumstances and on what we carry in the nursery.