6 Apr 2015
Now that autumn is here it’s a good time to start sprucing up our homes and preparing for the month’s ahead. It’s important that we don’t neglect our gardens in autumn, as the right care during this time can keep them healthy and flourishing all through winter too.
- Autumn is a great time to plant new seeds and cuttings in your garden. Find flowers and plants that you like, and plant them away from strong winds and harsh sun. Don’t forget to water them regularly too.
- Many people don’t realise that autumn is one of the best times of the year for roses. There are plenty of beautiful colours to choose from, so head to your local nursery and pick your favourites.
- If there are any sick of struggling plants in your garden, get rid of them now because they are unlikely to survive through the cooler months.
- If your lawn is looking a little bare, try bringing it back to life by adding some lawn food.
- With ANZAC day coming up, you might like to start a new tradition of planting poppies in your garden.
- Rake up fallen leaves and place them in a compost bin. While the romance of fallen autumn leaves can look nice for a little while, if they build up over time they will kill grass and plant hidden underneath.
- Give your garden a general tidy and pack away toys and equipment that you don’t think will get much use over the cooler months.
- Plan now for spring. Autumn & winter are a great time to start thinking about how you want your garden to look when spring comes around again, and it is normally easier to can landscapers in over this time, as they aren’t too busy.