Autumn gardening tips
- With the nights beginning to draw in, you will want to scrub off any shade paint you currently have on your greenhouses. This will allow more sunlight through (if we're lucky!) and save you money on heating.
- Make a start on your leaf pile. As soon as you see leaves begin to drop in your garden, rake them up into a pile in a sheltered location. Once the leaves turn into a crumbly texture you can spread them as mulch across your borders.
- If you have a pond, it may be a good idea to install a net. Fallen leaves and other debris can cause blockages within pumps which can be costly to rectify!
- Don't forget to keep bird feeders well stocked with seed. As the weather begins to cool, our flying friends will need all the help they can get to stay fed and watered.
- Autumn is the perfect time to bring a bit of life back to your lawn if the sun has left it looking a little dry and worse for wear. You should begin to scarify your lawn to remove any moss and dead grass. Once scarified, begin to aerate your lawn allowing vital nutrients to get right down into the roots.