As summer wanes and seasonal blooms begin to wither, it’s time to prepare your garden for the winter ahead, and the spring that will follow.
Autumn gardening plays a vital role in ensuring that you get the best outcomes and growth for the following year. To keep your autumn garden in great shape, forward planning is a must, and September is the time to start preparing for the turn of the season.
We have created an essential gardening checklist of jobs to carry-out from September onwards, to ensure you fully prepared:
• Deadhead roses
• Rake your lawn, aerate, and apply autumn fertiliser
• Sow new lawns, if needed
• Clean and cover garden furniture
• Maintain your fruit or herb garden, and vegetable patch
• Collect seeds and take cuttings from your favourite plants
• Divide up perennials
• Buy, prepare, and plant winter flowers – blooms such as Calendula, Winter Jasmine and Snowdrops can create a colourful winter landscape. You can fill containers with winter-blooming annuals like pansies and violas, and plant perennials in the landscape for colour that returns year after year.
RHS have prepared a more detailed autumn gardening schedule which can easily be accessed by clicking the links below: