Late autumn jobs for the garden

Late autumn jobs for the garden

Before you get too immersed in the Christmas season, there are lots of jobs to be getting on with in the garden. Don’t forget, gardening is a great form of exercise (think of all those mince pies that will need burning off!)

Lawn care

With autumn staying milder for longer there is still plenty of time to factor in lawn care that may have been missed.

  • Scarification (scarification, also known as “power raking”, is the process of raking a lawn with the intention of removing thatch. When carried out appropriately it can lead to a healthier, greener lawn <find out more>)
  • Aeration (aeration is the process of poking small, long holes into the ground in order to provide the soil with good air circulation and improve the grassroots’ water and nutrient consumption)
  • Fertilising
  • Collecting leaves! This can be never ending if in a larger garden. Leaves in borders isn’t so detrimental but we advise removing from lawns.

Plant borders

  • Remove dying leaves or stems from herbaceous perennials.
  • Prune of any evergreens before hard frost sets in.
  • Remove weeds and mulch the borders to improve the soil and protect delicate plants.

General garden care

  • Create a spot to make leaf mould which is a great soil improver or use it as a safe space for wildlife to shelter in over winter.
  • Re-define beds, borders paths edges and tree pits. These will look nice for the duration with less foot traffic on lawns over the winter months.
  • If you have a pond now is an ideal time to clear out and clean. Aquatic plants begin to die back and will need pruning to look presentable.
  • Remove fallen leaves from patios and decking so they don’t stain – they can also become slippery and a trip hazard.

If you are running out of time before Christmas why not make the most of our garden maintenance service <find out more>