Autumn Gardening

Autumn is an important time when it comes to looking after your garden and
lawn as this is the time to prepare your garden for the winter months. Here
are some tips to help look after your garden and lawn during autumn and to
prepare them for winter.

 

During March, April and May the growth of spring and summer plants,
shrubs & trees generally start slow down as the growing season comes
an end. In these months it is time to trim back plants & shrubs to a solid
structure cutting off all long growth of your plants and shrubs.
If your plants and shrubs are still flowering don’t trim them until it has
finished flowering as they are storing up nutrients and food for winter.
Autumn is also the time to fertilize your plants, shrubs & tree to give
them extra nutrients to help them to be ready for the colder months of winter.
Fertilizing your plants, shrubs & trees in the autumn months will also give extra
nutrients for them when the growing begins in spring.

 

Lawn also needs your attention during autumn to get it ready for winter.
Autumn it a good time to fertilize as it is still the growing season for lawn
and with the milder weather it is perfect to fertilize lawn to it give the nutrients
it needs for the cooler months and give it extra strength  to fight off invading
weeds during winter. Also when you mow your lawn during this time make sure you
have your mower just a little higher to give the  lawn a bit more growth to help
it with photosynthesis with the less sunlight during the colder months, it will
also help with reducing weeds. Continue doing this also through winter.
This preparation with your lawn during autumn will help it to be green and lush
in spring time.

 

Leaves are another important factor during autumn. Left alone leaves can
build up in your garden and on lawn. It is important that these leaves are
cleaned up, for if they are left they can cause disease in your garden and
lawn. Weakening them and allowing  weeds to take over during winter
especially in lawn. Cleaning up leaves  during the autumn months will
help keep your garden and lawn healthy.

 

If you follow this simple step of looking after your garden during the
autumn months preparing it for winter, it will help your garden come alive
when spring arrives blooming flowers, shrubs & trees which will attract wild
life to your garden and make it enjoyable for yourself to sit in your own
garden and take all the beauty in. However to achieve this it all starts in
the autumn months.

 

*Photography

Autumn Garden by Michael Coghlan available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikecogh/7347992038

under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0. Full terms at  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

 

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