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Autumn Gardening Tips

Autumn Gardening Tips

Autumn has arrived and now is the time to help prepare your garden for the cold winter months. We have some handy gardening tips to get you started..

Collect autumn leaves

Autumn leaves can make your lawn and pathways extremely slippery, so clear any obstructed leaves. Remove leaves from pest prone plants such as roses.  You can also rake the leaves to make leaf mold to feed next year’s plants. We have tools to help – lawn rake, leaf rake.

Remember to be careful when clearing away garden leaves, they provide great shelter for your wildlife.

Top Tip: Remove any leaves piling up your timber fence panels.  This helps against the moisture from the leaves rotting the timber.  Gravelboards will help protect the lower part of your fence.

Cut back old perennials

Your fences, trellis and garden lattice are probably supporting any shrubs and climbing plants, be sure to prune back dead foliage.  Remove dead stems on your perennials to prevent any pests and diseases.

For those caring for vegetable plots, make sure you clear spent plants such as peas and beans before they rot.

Plant for spring

Get super organised and start planting tulips for flowering next spring.

Look after your lawn

It’s your last chance to mow lawns and trim hedges. There might not be many dry days ahead before the winter months, now would be a great time to mow the lawn for a final time.  Keep your edges neat and trim too.

Feed our friends

Finally, don’t forget to clean out your nest boxes and feeders.  Try to remember to keep supplies topped up for the winter birds.

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