As summer turns to autumn and the trees put on the beautiful display at this time of the year, there are plenty of things to do in your garden to make sure that it gets through these cooler months. Whether you have a large sprawling garden or a smaller one, there are plenty of things to keep you occupied during the autumn out in the garden – not only to prepare for the oncoming winter but also for next spring,
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Cut back trees – and plant new ones – Autumn is the time to cut back trees and shrubs as they are in their dormant phase and the risk of damaging them is much lower at this time of the year. If you have unruly hedges, now is the time to give them a good haircut! It is also a good time of year to plant a tree in the ground – whether you want a tree in the garden itself or want to plant some hedging trees like Hawthorn, Blackthorn or Holly, now is a good time to get this done.
Collect the Autumn Leaves – The leaves may look beautiful on the trees at this time of the year, but once they start to fall, they can become a problem. As well as blocking gutters and drains, leaves that fall on the ground can also become very slippery so pose a danger whilst you are walking in the garden. They can also completely cover the grass causing it to die, so collect them up to put in your compost bin or make a pile or two at the back of the garden to provide shelter for animals like hedgehogs over the winter.
Do Repair Jobs – The garden can get a lot of wear and tear, so before the winds get up and the rain comes down, make sure that your garden is in good stead to get through thew winter. Give wooden things like sheds, planters and fences a good coat of a wood preservative to see them through the winter, and if there are things that you can see which are damaged – such as broken fence panels, a leaky roof on the shed, or broken bits of garden furniture, now is the time to make the repairs to these that they need. Don’t forget the greenhouse – this is a safe haven for plants in the winter so make sure that it is all in good repair – replace broken glass panels to ensure that the cold isn’t getting in.