Taking extra care of your garden this time of year ensures a gorgeous garden all year round! Want to know to look after your garden this autumn? Here are our 5 top tips:
1. Plant your bulbs now in preparation for spring
Begin to plan where you are going to plant your spring bulbs. With the warmth from the summer soils and the moist from the autumn rains, now is the perfect time to plant. We recommend planting daffodils and crocuses in September/October in shadier spots of your garden. If you’re looking for a stunning display of tulips, make sure you wait until the soil has cooled in November.
2. October is the ideal month to plant hedges, trees, and shrubs
If you have the space, planting a tree in your outside space can be the perfect solution for capturing and storing carbon in the atmosphere, whilst also providing an accommodation for all new types of wildlife
3. Keep on top of deheading to encourage further flowering and tidy up old crops
You should continue deheading late flowering perennials to encourage further flowering that will bloom all the way into autumn.
4. Refresh hanging baskets for more Autumn colour
As we head into the colder and darker months, it is important to remember that it doesn’t mean your garden needs to be empty and boring! Hanging baskets are a great way of adding some colour back into your outdoor areas. Berries such as Pyracantha and Cotoneaster can also inject some colour into your outdoor space in deep red and vibrant orange.
5. Collect fallen leaves from borders and laws to make leaf mould
Leaf mould is not only a great soil improver to feed the next year’s plants, but raking leaves also allows more sunlight to reach your lawn for healthy growth and will help to prevent disease.
So, there are our top 5 tips to help you work on your garden through the colder months. You’ll find everything you need for your Autumn Garden in any of our centres. Visit us today!
Happy Autumn Gardening!