6 Ways To Take Care Of Your Garden This Autumn

While you may currently be soaking up as much of the Summer sun as possible, Autumn will soon be upon us (in fact, it’s less than a month away!)

As such, it’s crucial that you know exactly how to take care of your garden during this time, whether you’re planning on hosting a dinner party or simply want to keep your garden looking great all year round! 

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1. Start with Basic Maintenance.

One of the easiest ways to keep your garden in good condition throughout Autumn is to carry out basic maintenance. 

For example, you should begin by mowing your lawn or dealing with overgrown grass and weeds, as they grow in abundance during the summer months. To make this task a little easier, you may want to invest in a robot lawnmower that does the hard work on your behalf – saving you a lot of time and energy. You can learn more about this innovative new tech by heading to this site.

Following this, you should make an effort to clean up other areas of your outdoor space. For example, as the leaves begin to fall, be sure to rake them regularly and remove debris such as twigs and branches. 

2. Fertilize your lawn.

Autumn is the perfect time to fertilize your lawn so that come spring, you’ll be amazed by all the beautiful plants and flowers you’ve managed to grow. Furthermore, it can protect your garden from the harshness of winter, whether you’re expecting a drop in temperatures or snowfall. This is because “Autumn fertilizer is usually high in potash and phosphates, which will better protect grass from the frost and cold, icy conditions of winter.” 

3. Consider a redesign.

If you are considering redesigning your garden in order to get more out of your outdoor spaces, Autumn is the perfect time to carry out this DIY project. For example, the weather is warm and dry without being too hot, which means you will not feel uncomfortable when spending time outdoors, whether you’re repainting your fences, repositioning furniture, or planting and sewing seeds. 

However, before you embark upon this project, it’s crucial that you have a clear vision in mind. For example, you may want to visit a local gardening center for some inspiration or ask your friends and family for advice. This will make all of the other decisions relating to your garden redesign easier, be that choosing the right color of paint or the right planters. In short, it is a great way to take the stress out of an otherwise stressful process. 

4. Update your plant care schedule.

Whether you focus on growing colorful flowers, or your own fruit and vegetables, you’re likely already aware of the fact that some plants require more care and attention than others. However, as the temperatures begin to drop, it’s likely that your plants will not need as much water as they do during the summer. As such, you may be able to alter your plant care/watering schedule accordingly, especially as it’s crucial that you do not overwater your plants! 

5. Clean out your gutters.

It’s easy to remember to rake the leaves and twigs that land on our lawn or driveway, but many homeowners forget to clean out their gutters, too! While this may not seem like a significant issue, clogged gutters can lead to a range of maintenance issues within your home. For example, if they were to rot or give away, this could lead to both internal and external water damage to your property. 

While many people are able to clean out their gutters independently, if you’ve noticed any major issues or are due for a roof inspection, you may benefit from hiring someone to carry out these tasks on your behalf! 

6. Hang some lights.

It’s important that you’re able to enjoy all of your hard work, which means you need to invest in garden accessories that enable you to enjoy these outdoor spaces for longer. For example, as it starts to get darker earlier, during Autumn, hanging fairy lights or other outdoor lighting means that you can enjoy your yard late into the night. They can also create the perfect atmosphere for garden parties or date nights! You can also keep the costs down here by investing in solar-paneled lights, which means your electricity bill will not rise when they are in use. It can also work to ensure your garden is as environmentally friendly as possible! 

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10 Responses to 6 Ways To Take Care Of Your Garden This Autumn

  1. Antoinette M says:

    These are wonderful ideas. I think outdoor fairy lights are so pretty!

  2. Deb Pelletier says:

    I can’t believe it is almost fall. Thank you for the information.

  3. Bea LaRocca says:

    Thank you for sharing these great tips on how to maintain and protect your garden as the weather turns cooler

  4. Jodi Hunter says:

    Thanks for the share, these are some great tips.

  5. heather says:

    This was super helpful for me to read thanks for sharing this one.

  6. MICHAEL A LAW says:

    These are some great tips. Good to know.

  7. Jeanna Massman says:

    Thanks for the ideas! I love fall foliage.

  8. Lauryn R says:

    This is great advice for taking care of your garden! It really helps to keep your yard and house maintained all year round.

  9. Dana says:

    Part of me misses living in a single family residence. I’m in a condo association (they’re more like duplexes) with mature grounds but we’re not allowed to have a garden. I “container” garden on my deck (as do a few others in the community)

  10. Terri Quick says:

    Thank you for sharing

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