Autumn Gardening and Planning
If you have decided that you want to make the effort to do some gardening during the autumn then there are many things that you can do to ensure you are making the most of your time. Most gardening tasks that can be done during the autumn season are tasks that will make your next season so much more efficient and easier on you when the time comes.
- Early Autumn:
- Prune your hedges for the last time of the season
- Apply a fertilizer of your choice to your lawn
- Make sure that your planting beds are clean and maintained by preparing for spring planting
- Plant spring bulbs
- Bring houseplants indoors and make sure there are no signs of disease or bugs
- Mow your lawn for the last time and add glass clippings into compost
- Late Autumn:
- Rake up leaves and add them into your compost
- Trim shrubs and reduce winter wind damage
- Plant any vegetables you want to grow during autumn (such as garlic and lettuce)
- Plant shrubs or trees accordingly depending on what you are interested in growing
- Plant Tulips
These are some fantastic ideas that you can consider doing this fall to help you get the most out of your lawn. There are many things that you can do and these are just some ideas to help get your creative mind flowing, the possibilities of what you can doing during the fall to make sure that your lawn and garden is up to date are vast. So if you want to get your hands dirty then there are many tasks to be done during the fall to make your gardening that much more successful at all times of the year. If you haven’t already it will be very beneficial to create yourself a compost pile somewhere in your yard for year-round fertilizer for your garden. Compost fertilizer should not be underestimated and can really help your garden out with giving it awesome nutrients that it desperately needs. Some things that can be added to a compost pile are, food scraps, leaves, pine needles, ashes from a fire (this makes for great fertilizer!), and many more things that you will probably just throw away or place in the woods as is. So why not use those things to better your lawn and garden? Exactly, you should, and if you do decide to start yourself a compost pile then the results will definitely be worth the time it takes adding scraps to the compost pile and mixing it around once in a while. Any farmer will tell you that compost pile is detrimental to a successful year-round garden so make sure that you consider it. There are many other things that you can do during the autumn and there are many plants and vegetable to be grown as well, so if you want to get a head start on planting then you should most certainly try and fit that into your gardening schedule if you can.