Preparing your garden for the colder months

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This September is bringing us the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, with its usual cutting-edge designs and fabulous floral displays giving us all serious garden envy.

If you’re wondering how to make the most out of your garden in the autumn winter months and have it prepared ready for the spring, here’s our top tips:

  1. September is a good time to start planting spring-flowering bulbs for next year
  1. If you have a pond, you may want to consider netting it before leaf fall begins
  1. Spend some time clearing up your borders, dig up any annuals and replace them with pansies, bellis daisies and wallflowers. Cut back faded perennials to 5cm above ground level
  1. Divide perennials. Autumn is a great time to divide clumps of perennials such as hardy geraniums
  1. Take care of your lawn, using a rake, remove any moss that may be sitting on the lawn. You may want to consider using a moss killer
  1. Keep up with watering of any new plants
  1. Plant evergreens for a pop colour throughout the winter months, evergreens provide a permanent structure in the garden and all-year-round interest. A few favourites are Daphne, which is known for its fragrant flowers in the winter and spring months, Fatsia japonica with its glossy leaves and some types of Lavender which provide a beautiful grey colour in the winter months and blooms in the summer months
  1. Clean out your greenhouse or cold frames, it’s not the most glamourous task, but it does wonders for the plants growing environment
  1. If you’re planning on growing winter veg, September is an ideal time to get planting
  1. Birds will turn back to bird feeders and tables over the colder months, so start to top those up but give them a good clean before to remove any parasites or toxic bacteria that may have built up along with water containers

With these easy steps, you can get your garden looking picture perfect and enjoy the space in the autumn and winter months. Also, if you’re looking to sell your property, the garden has already sold itself.

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