October is here and whilst it brings us beautiful autumnal colours, it also delivers the colder temperatures and wetter weather. To prepare your garden for the change in season, we’ve put together 5 handy tips to help you care for your garden in autumn.
The most important step is to ensure your flowers; plants or crops are protected from the cold. Move tender plants into your greenhouse or transfer them into a suitable cold frame.
Smaller plants can also thrive indoors, so decorate your home with your favourite autumn and winter selection – if you have space!
Evergreen plants and trees will easily transform your garden during the autumn and winter months. Plants such as; Lavender, Clematis, Pansies and Forget-me-not’s look attractive and are easy to maintain too.
If you’re after something a little extra, why not purchase a selection of planters to subtly add colour and dimension to your garden or patio.
Before the thought of cleaning your shed becomes a chore, show it some TLC.
Pressure wash the outside and use a damp cloth to clean its windows, plus sweep inside and dispose of any unwanted items that you’ve stored. Small changes can make a huge difference.
Your garden tools and equipment can also benefit from a quick clean and tidy. To prevent rust or breakages, always clean your tools if covered in mud or if they are wet. Additionally, ensure your cutting tools are ready for the next season by sharpening them with a whetstone.
If you haven’t done so already, prepare and store your firewood in readiness for your log burners and open fires.
Utilise an outside log store to dry and season your wood, as well as to store already dry logs. The less moisture in the wood the better it will burn and produce the most heat.