Friday, 18 October 2013

Some Autumn Gardening Tips.

To sum Autumn up in the gardening world, it is the perfect time to sit down and reflect on what you want in your garden for spring and summer. The time to plant spring bulbs or to prune those hedges, with the soil still warm yet moist it's your chance to build character in your garden by planting trees or digging out a pond... So if you think the summer is over and you've only the final mow of the lawn to do, you couldn't be further from the truth.

You will see many keen gardeners enjoying their green spaces with many visiting their local gardening centres or ordering plants online to prepare things for the forthcoming spring and summer. Below we have some top tips for Autumn for you to think about:

  • Plant spring bulbs.
  • Clear up beds and remove any dead leaves and foliage.
  • The earth is still soft and relatively warm so think about planting bushes and trees.
  • Rejuvenate tired lawns with an autumn feeding.
  • Think wildlife, provide homes for a hedgehog to hibernate, continue to feed birds to attract in new species.
  • Bring indoors any houseplants that have been in the garden during the summer.
  • Think garden tools, sharpen secateurs and replace blunt blades on lawnmowers etc.
  • Turn off outdoor taps at the stop cock or protect them with insulation tubing etc.
  • Remove weeds from paths and patios and give them a good clean.
There are many more things to do in the garden in Autumn, but above covers the most important and popular activities, just remember that the effort you put in during this stage of the year will give you the rewards for next spring and summer. If you have any other top tips to share then please do leave your comments below!

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