Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Get your garden in shape with Autumn planting!

A recent survey carried out by RHS came up with the surprising statistic that "most people have forgotten that Autumn planting gets gardens in shape for the following year, helping many plants to better establish themselves. Only 12% of people think that Autumn is the best time to get planting!"

So, why should you be working on your garden during Autumn?

As the days get shorter and the temperature, especially evening times, starts to fall, the garden is very much primed for some action, especially as the soil will still be warm from summer combined with being damp from the change in weather which encourages root growth. This makes for easier planting and garden maintenance conditions to include any landscaping works such as excavations for ponds.

Autumn time is also the season to be pruning, trimming back and cutting plants, bushes and trees plus
moving tender plants, to include any aquatic ones, into the greenhouse. With the ideal planting conditions, fruit bushes, perennials, shrubs, bulbs and trees can be purchased and added to your garden ready for Spring and Summer next year.

Remember to collect debris from the garden to include all those leaves which will make for great fertilizer when stored on your garden compost heap. Add to your compost house hold waste too to include tea bags and coffee grounds, newspapers, egg shells and many more, though research what you can and can't decompose.

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