Prepare your garden for autumn, you will not regret it. Here's why and how!
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Fall can be seen as the ideal prep time for many people, and the Essex tree surgeons have some guides to aid in the process. The autumn months are often associated with clearing out and laying important foundations for the effects of the coming winter. The fall months are perfect for getting your garden in order before the weather turns bad. It's the perfect opportunity to remove dead plant debris from the summer, clean up important gutters, and freshen up the look of your borders before it's too late.
Garden tools TLC
“Prevention is better than cure” is a very wise saying and it also applies to your garden tools. Bringing your lawnmower for routine maintenance before hiding it for a few months will benefit you in the spring. Garden maintenance is an important part of keeping everything running without having to invest or replace unnecessarily.
Save time and money by sharpening scissors and pruning shears that need sharpening, spades, forks, and other tools that can benefit from a neat annual wash. To avoid rust, oil metal parts and dry everything else thoroughly before storing it.
Decaying leaves will inevitably cause irreversible damage to your pond. They will eventually pollute your pond water and even block the filters on your pumps. Act now and avoid these occurrences by catching falling leaves in a net before they hit your pond.
Spread a fine-mesh net over the pond and secure it with tent pegs or heavy objects like bricks. Your compost heap or leaf mold can benefit from the fallen leaves that you remove from the top of the net, proving that this is a wise and multifunctional decision.
Clear out compost
Speaking of compost, that brings us to the next important area of autumn preparation: compost bins. This is the perfect opportunity to make room for this year's impending waste with a good clearing out. Building plant material can be used around the garden, creating additional space in vegetable beds and around borders. If the current lot is not quite ready, just start a new one next to it and turn the current one over. This improves the decomposition and is never wasted.
Time to clean up the edges and keep the boundaries of your garden sharp. In order to reach their aesthetic potential, your borders need to be properly prepared for the months to come. Your spring look will be flawless if you follow a few simple steps now to avoid disappointment:
● Dig up annual plants and replant your beds with pansies, daisies and wallflowers, for example.
● Cut back withered perennials to about two inches above the ground
● Avoid being too tidy. An attractive seed head is best for insects, and they look better in the morning dew.
● Spread out a thick layer of compost, some bark pulp, or a bunch of well-rotted manure.
Let the worms get to work so you can leave the digging behind and they have all the fun for you!