Autumn is coming, which means it’s time to make the most of hot temperatures by getting the garden ready for winter. Those who spend a little time in the autumn getting ahead will reap massive rewards in 2018!
Sweep up fallen leaves, which could damage your lawn if allowed to rot down. Start autumn lawn treatments as early as possible. These are essential for protecting your lawn over the harsh winter months. It’s also a great time of year to sow a new lawn from seed.
TOP TIP – Aftercut Autumn All in One is a great lawn treatment for getting your lawn in shape.
Flowers and Borders
Summer displays and perennials need clearing and cutting back. Now is a great time to add interest and colour to the garden over the colder months by planting out autumn bedding, like Pansies, Cyclamen, Heather and Ivy. Don’t forget to dig in Daffodil, Tulip and Snowdrop bulbs for the following spring at the same time.
TOP TIP – Smarten up beds and borders, prevent weeds and protect plants from frost by using Gro-Sure Smart Ground Cover as a protective mulch.
Fruit and Vegetables
Pick autumn raspberries and prune the plants, cutting them back to the base. Plant garlic, onions and broad beans. Trim off strawberry runners and re-pot ready to plant out next month. Bring delicate herbs inside and sow fresh batches of herbs like Coriander, Parsley and Chervil for use over the winter months.
TOP TIP – Dig Gro-Sure Farmyard Manure into bare vegetable plots to improve nutrients levels.
- Sweep up fallen autumn leaves
- Add autumn bedding to pots and borders
- Apply a mulch to protect plants from the cold
- Dig in spring flowering bulbs