Is It Too Late?


In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the weather in September can still be favorable for certain types of planting.

Consider these planting tips for the Pittsburgh area during this month:

Early September is an ideal time for planting cool-season vegetables. Vegetables like lettuce, spinach, kale, radishes, and carrots can thrive in  the cooler temperatures of early fall.  These crops will have enough time to mature before the first frost, which typically occurs later in the fall.


September is the start of the fall  bulb planting season. You can plant spring-blooming bulbs like tulips, daffodils, and crocuses now.  Planting them in September allows  for root establishment before winter.



While starting annual flowers from seeds in September may be a bit late, you can still plant nursery-grown annuals to add color to your garden until the first frost.

Early September is a great time for overseeding an existing lawn or establishing a new one. The soil is warm, and increased rainfall typically aids in the germination and establishment of grass seed.


Fall is an excellent time for planting perennials and shrubs in Pittsburgh. The warm soil promotes root growth, while cooler air temperatures reduce stress on newly planted greenery.  It's a great time to add new plants  to your garden.



Early fall, including September,  is a good time for tree planting  in Pittsburgh. The cooler temperatures and still-warm soil create ideal conditions for root growth.  Deciduous trees, which lose  their leaves in the fall, are often planted during this time.

Remember that the precise timing of planting can vary from year to year, influenced by specific weather conditions and local microclimates. Don't worry though, Eichenlaub can help you with your landscaping needs. We have the trained and certified personnel, experience, knowledge,  and equipment to cultivate a thriving environment on your property.  Our comprehensive care allows you  to enjoy your landscape, secure in the knowledge that we are attending to  its needs. The right tools in the right hands is the Eichenlaub difference.