Preparing your garden for autumn

Preparing your garden for autumn

Preparing your garden for autumn

Once the warm temperatures pass and it begins to rain more, spend some time dividing and planting out your bushes and shrubs. Begin by cutting off all the plant parts near the ground and dig out the roots. Then shorten them and divide them into several smaller pieces with a spade. Water them well once they have been planted again - and that is it! Your new shrubs will now have sufficient time to grow out before winter comes.

If you have apple or pear trees in your garden, be sure to pick the fruits using the multi-change® Adjustable Fruit Picker, before the wind blows them down. Now is also a good time to check that any tree and plant supports are securely in place before the autumn winds pick up.

Get autumn leaves under control

By now, your garden is likely to be to be covered in a blanket of autumn foliage. It may look picturesque, but unfortunately it robs the grass of the light it desperately needs and can cause dead patches and fungal infections. To prevent this, rake your lawn on a regular basis and gather up the leaves which can come in useful elsewhere. They can be stored in bags and rotted down into leaf mould to enrich your soil next year, or simply gather them around delicate shrubs and bushes to keep them protected.

 

Browse our range of rakes in our lawn care section here.

You will also need to rake up any leaves that have fallen on paths, patios and steps as these can cause slip hazards when wet. Be sure to also clear out your gutters using the multi-change® Gutter Cleaner to allow water to flow freely down drainpipes.

As the days get shorter, maximise the amount of sunlight getting through your greenhouse windows by giving them a good clean. Our multi-change® Window Washer makes quick work of this task, whilst the multi-change® Window Wiper finishes the job with streak-free shine.