Believe it or not, autumn is perfect for planting certain species of shrubs and landscaping trees, enabling them to become established before spring arrives. This is ideal if you are looking to give your outdoor space a bit of structure or added interest. It is a good time of year for planting evergreens and conifers because the ground is still warm from summer but also quite moist, which helps to encourage early root growth.
It’s also a great time to get bulbs in the ground, ready to deliver a burst of colour next spring. For a long-lasting display that requires minimal effort, you could plant up a ‘bulb lasagne’ in your pots, baskets or beds by layering up bulbs that flower at different times throughout the year.
Root crops are also said to be sweeter and crisper when grown in autumn, so get planting those radishes, carrots, beetroot and turnips!
Tackle autumn gardening jobs
You’re bound to have a few dead leaves that need sweeping up to make the area look tidy but if you welcome wildlife into your garden, pile these up in a quiet corner with some sticks and dead wood to make a cosy corner for insects and hedgehogs during the colder months.
Enjoy your space
Of course, there’s plenty to keep you busy if you enjoy gardening but don’t forget to actually take the time to relax and enjoy your space. Temperatures may not be rocketing into the thirties this month but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still warm enough to sit out and make the most of your outdoor area. Whether taking a quiet moment to yourself or entertaining friends and family, enjoy time outdoors and the beautiful haven you have created.
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