There’s no resting month when it comes to gardening. Any garden lovers will know all too well that there are always chores to be getting on with to ensure your garden design looks as good as it should all year round.
September tends to be the month where we see the signs of winter approaching, the weather gets a little greyer, the temperature drops and the nights draw in. September is a great month for planning and getting organised though.
1. It is the ideal time of year to begin sowing and planting your hardy annual seeds so you can enjoy early blooms next year.
2. Now that the mornings and evening will inevitably begin to get cooler it will be a good idea to bring in your perennials. If you leave it too late, then there will be greater chance of the frost damaging them.
3. Now would be a good time to plan your Spring garden. Begin to think about purchasing your Spring flowering bedding plants so you are prepared.
4. Your hanging baskets can be enjoyed all the way through to mid-September if you look after them properly. Ensure you are remembering to water, feed and deadhead them regularly.
5. You will need to nurture your lawn in the cooler months. Now would be a good time to apply Autumn lawn feed to give it the best possible chance to stay healthy over the Winter. Some good news is that you won’t need to mow it as regularly as you did in the summer. Also remember to leave grass a little longer in the Autumn than you would in the warmer months.
6. If you are lucky enough to have a pond in your garden, you will need to net it to avoid any Autumn leaves from falling in to it. If there is a build up of garden waste or leaves in your pond this can lead to algae.
7. One thing some people forget to do when preparing their gardens for Autumn is to put any garden furniture into storage. To avoid any unwanted weathering or damage to your garden tables and chairs ensure you take them inside or store them somewhere dry.
8. To save money you can always sow seeds from your favourite perennials. This is not only a great money saver but also a good way to recycle your favourite plants and flowers.
9. Now is the perfect opportunity to tidy up your bedding plants and ensure you cut back any overgrown flowers and keep cuttings for your compost heap. Also remember to continue deadheading so the plants can utilise their energy where needed.
10. You can sow your summer annuals ready for early flowering next summer. Ensure you only sow hardy annuals that you know can withstand the winters we’ve come accustomed to.
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