The weather is getting colder and the nights are getting darker which means only one thing: autumn has officially arrived. For those of us with green-fingers, it is important that you tend to your garden when the seasons change as the requirements of your crops can alter. Here at The Home and Garden, we want to encourage our readers to pick up their trowels this autumn! Read on to find out some top tips for gardening when the leaves are starting to fall…
You should prune your hedge during autumn for the final time as this will help prevent them from decaying when moisture levels rise. You should be cautious as to not over trim them as any holes will not refill over winter and this can leave the hedges looking incredibly bare.
If you want to plan your gardening by season, autumn is the perfect time to plant bulbs so the flowers can germinate the soil perfectly in spring and surprise you. It is important that you place them in the right place so they will thrive when the weather gets warmer. To do this, ensure that they are planted two or three times their height in depth with their tip facing upwards as this will ensure that they are well protected.
Since the trees start to lose their leaves during autumn, an accumulation on your lawn can be unsightly. As a result, you may wish to routinely clear them using a gardening fork or leaf blower. With this said, is important that you dispose of the leaves correctly as blowing them into your neighbours garden isn’t advised.
Here at The Home and Gardens, we believe that gardening is an all-round activity that anybody can take part in. After all, it doesn’t take an expert to mow the law or de-weed a yard! In fact, creating a well groomed garden is all about preparation which is why we are encouraging our readers to implement our top tips for autumn in order to ensure that there are no nasty surprises in winter. To find out more, get in contact with a member of The Home and Gardens Team today!