How to Take Care of Your Garden in Autumn
Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons. It brings about red and golden grounds thanks to falling leaves. One of the best things to do this season is spending some time in your garden. Do not neglect your garden. Taking care of it in autumn may have a significant influence on the outcome you receive in spring. The following are some of the ways to take care of your garden in autumn.
Start a Compost Pile
Autumn is a great time to start a compost pile. If you already have one, you can add to it. Make it a habit to collect fallen leaves from your garden and dispose of them somewhere else. You can dispose of them in a compost bin for future use. If the leaves pile up in your garden, they may smother your plants and grass. Prune your garden at the begin of the season. If there are any unhealthy plants, cut off the affected parts and dispose of them off before they infect the healthy plants. You can include weeds, dead leaves, kitchen refuse, grass, and cuttings from plants in your compost pile. Get a cover for your compost bin to keep your nutrients from eroding during winter.
Plant New Plants and Trees
If your soil is moist enough, find new shrubs and trees to grow. If you grow plants or shrubs in autumn, they have enough time to mature before summer. Do not just add any plants. Consider the plants that have been doing well in your area. You may plant roses, Heavenly bamboo, and other plants that make your garden beautiful. If you plant roses, water them at least once every week. You do not need to add fertilizer, but it does not hurt to do it. Use an insecticide to get rid of insects such aphids. They may be even more difficult to remove during the summer.
Protect Your Plants
Winter may destroy your garden plants if you do not protect them. Visit your local nursery and get some hessian and stakes. Protect your plants’ stems by covering them. Add some mulch around the roots especially if you have tropical plants. Mulch does not only protect the roots of your plants but also provides nutrients to the soil.
Introduce Spring Plants
You do not need to wait until spring. While preparing your garden for winter, you can introduce some spring plants to your garden. Some of them can be planted early, and others have to wait until the end of autumn.
If you plan on rototilling your garden, autumn is the best time. Do not rototill if the soil is still wet. It should be just moist enough that you can form it into a ball. If a soil test shows that specific nutrients are missing from your soil, add them in as little amounts as possible. Add your manure at this time.
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