When leaves start to drop and flowers begin to diminish it’s a sign to prepare your garden for fall. The plant life and the trees within your garden need protection to survive until the spring. We have several recommendations that will help you to prepare your garden for autumn.
- Trees need to be made ready for the cold of winter season by being tidied. You just need a pair of garden shears with which to cut off the lifeless growth. The reason behind this is to enable sunlight to get to the healthy branches and sustain life.
- Nourish the earth using potassium fertilizers. The protective surface will prepare the plants for the cold winter. Remember that some spring flowers require planting right now. New fertilizer should be laid down after getting rid of any old layers. Only disease-free dead leaves, whenever you want to make use of them, may be spread evenly as a soil covering.
- If you want evergreen plant life in your garden, the outset of October is the best time of the year to plant them. Irrigate the soil one or two days before planting. After you have planted any bulbs it’s essential to water them, but take care not to overdo it. It could be a silly waste to give your plants water just before a large downpour, and possibly cause them damage, so always take stock of the expected weather.
- The ground must also be dug in autumn. The optimal digging level is 15-20 centimeters. Any vegetable matter lying on the ground, like fruit and leaves, must be removed before digging. Healthy leaves and fruit are perfect for enriching the soil, so only burn them when they are not healthy.
- Your lawn also needs work. Cutting the lawn extremely short certainly is the proper way to prepare your lawn for the winter. Preserve it’s health and well-being by feeding it with fertilizers made specially for lawns.
- As October is the perfect month for those tasks, you can keep all your tools out and take the opportunity to transfer the plants from one place or another before the winter. If you own decorative plants that flourish during the hotter months, don’t forget to cover them with a defensive foil to protect against freezing. Unless the plant is quite large, a two-sheet overlaying of foil will do the job. It’s essential to also paint the lower base of the plant, especially for the younger ones as this will keep the harsh reflective light from the snow from damaging it.