However, it’s very important not to neglect your garden during the autumn months – keeping your garden clean and tidy during this season will certainly make life a lot easier when spring arrives!
Here are a few gardening tips for the autumn months:
- Autumn is the best time to start planting bare-root roses as the soil is still warm and the plants are dormant, this will ensure they are in full bloom when spring arrives. It is also prime time to plant tulips, forget-me-nots and winter pansies!
- It’s important to keep on top of lawn growth throughout the autumn season as the grass will continue to grow in temperatures above 5 °C. Also, make sure you rake any fallen leaves as they can block out light and prevent air getting to your lawn, encouraging the spread of disease.
- Be prepared for windy weather by tying your shrubs and climbers to their supports and trellises, this will help reduce the risk of damage to the plants. Now is also a great time to saw any thick stems back to just below the minimum optimum height, this will make maintenance far easier when spring comes back around.
Preparing your garden for autumn not only makes your garden more appealing on the eye during the cold snap, but could even encourage you to entertain outdoors! The garden is an important part of everyday life, so it’s well worth spending some extra time organising your garden before winter takes hold and ensure it looks its best all year round.