October

October

There’s nothing more satisfying than the autumn tidy. There’s plenty to be getting on with this month before the weather gets really cold. Talking of cold weather, if you aren’t already feeding the birds in your garden, start doing so now.

Garden Maintenance

Clean garden tools and organise the shed. Clear weeds from driveways, gravel and paths. Sweep patios and decking and either jet wash or apply a cleaner to remove algae. Clean out leaves from guttering and pipes. Start on a project like making a compost bin, building a log pile, moving a shed or digging over an area of soil ready for the winter.

TOP TIP – Choose a weedkiller that works in lower temperatures like Resolva 24H

A one litre bottle of Resolva 24h ready to use weedkiller.

Flowers and Borders

Now is a great time of year to plant a new rose and shrubs into beds and borders to give them shape. Choose plenty of evergreen shrub varieties to add interest all year round. Lift and divide herbaceous perennials and move to new positions in the garden.

TOP TIP – Gro-Sure Rose, Tree & Shrub Compost will get your new additions off to the best possible start.

A bag of gro sure rose, tree and shrub compost.

Bird Care

If you don’t already feed the birds, consider putting up bird feeders around your garden to help out wild birds during the colder months. Birds can lose up to 10% of their weight overnight during really cold temperatures so need all the help they can get as we move into winter.

TOP TIP –Peckish Complete Easy Feeder

A ready to use bird feeder pre-filled with Peckish complete seed mix.

Checklist

  1. Organise the shed
  2. Plant roses and shrubs
  3. Clear borders and remove weeds
  4. Remove leaves from guttering
  5. Feed garden birds

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