Autumn Garden Tidy Up

Once autumn has come to your garden, it’s time for a bit of tidying up. This is important in ensuring that your garden stays healthy and looks good throughout the winter months. Here are some tips to help you get started

  1. Cut back perennials – Now is the time to cut back any perennial plants that are starting to look a little untidy. When cutting them back, be sure not to leave any stumps or stems behind as this could lead to disease problems over the winter months
  2. Prune trees and shrubs – Pruning trees and shrubs helps keep them healthy by removing dead or diseased branches. It can also help encourage new growth in springtime, so it’s important to get this job done before the weather turns cold
  3. Remove garden debris – After pruning and cutting back, you will be left with garden debris such as leaves and twigs. This should all be collected and removed from the garden, or put into a compost bin if possible
  4. Mulch borders and beds – Mulching your garden helps keep weeds at bay and reduces the amount of water lost through evaporation. Try using organic mulches such as bark chippings or shredded leaves for an eco-friendly option
  5. Plant bulbs – Autumn is one of the best times for planting bulbs in your garden so they can bloom in springtime. Bulbs are easy to plant and can add a splash of colour to your garden when the weather warms up

By following these tips, you can ensure that your garden is ready for winter and in top condition. A tidy garden now will help ensure it looks great all year round. Happy tidying!