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To Do List: October

Plant Garden Mums (Chrysanthemums)

Plant early in the season and water regularly to increase the chances that your mums will make it through the winter.


Order or purchase spring flowering bulbs (Daffodils, Tulips, Crocus). Garden Centers will have the best selection if you buy early.

Broadleaf Weed Control 

Fall is a good time to control weeds. Perennial weeds translocate carbohydrates to their roots in the fall and will move systemic herbicides down also killing the entire weed.

Prepare Leaf Pickup Equipment

Leaf pickup season is just around the corner. Now is a good time to make sure everything works well.

Turf Fertilization

Now is a good time to apply a slow-release fertilizer. This will provide nutrients for the next 6 weeks before turf grass stops growing as temperatures drop.

Tree Planting

Now is a good time to being to think about planting trees on your property, along with other woody plants.

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Grounds Crew is Honored with Prestigious PGMS Accreditation

The College of Wooster has received a Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation as awarded by the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS), it was announced by Walt Bonvell, a Certified Grounds Manager (CGM), past president of PGMS and senior grounds lead of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Read more (.pdf).