The earliest clues of autumn are evident in our neighbourhood. Not that autumn is without charm, but it does indicate that some wonderful spring and summer growers have died down. Fortunately, throughout autumn and into the early days of winter, we can enjoy specific plants that don't require the warmth of the earlier seasons.
What can we do when the flowers start to gain a rusty aspect and trees start to lose their leaves? The fall has been proclaimed, and the frosty season that follows requires gardens to be prepared. The plants and the trees from your garden need safeguards to survive until the spring. Here are several practical tips that would help you to prepare the garden for the autumn.
When you have a sizable garden with many trees, it's essential to be certain they are cut and ready for the cold season. You just need a pair of garden shears with which to cut off the useless growth. Any time this is not carried out, life-giving sunlight could battle to penetrate through to the healthy branches. It's not quite accurate to think that dead leaves automatically equate to enriching the soil. Leaves might be infected with a disease which afterwards will negatively impact the soil.
A high-potassium fertilizer is undoubtedly something you have to feed the soil with. Shelter from wintertime cold is provided by the shielding layer. Keep in mind that some spring flowers call for planting today. New fertilizer should be laid down after getting rid of any old layers. When you insist on using dead leaves to coat the soil, make sure that you choose healthy ones and spread them out in a consistent layer.
If you want evergreen plants in your garden, the start of October is the best time of the year to plant them. Make the soil ready by watering it a day or so before you plant. Bulbs must be properly watered, without ever being drowned, when you finally plant them. It would be a foolish waste to give your plants water just before a large downpour, and possibly cause them damage, so always take stock of the expected weather.
Fall is also the time to turn the soil. You should drill down no less than 15 cm deep. Before tilling the soil, all loose vegetation like leaves and fallen fruits must be removed. Disease-free leaves and fruit are great for enriching the soil, so only burn them if they're not healthy.
A person's lawn also requires work. Getting it all ready for winter consists of mowing it as short as possible. Keep in mind that there are fertilizers which are specially made to maintain your lawn's health, so feed it that.
Seeing that October may be the perfect month for those tasks, you can keep all your tools out and take the opportunity to move the plants from one place or another before the winter. A blanket of foil is just the thing to stop your heat-loving decorative plants from freezing. Nearly all plants will be adequately shielded by two plies of foil. The light reflected by snow is quite harsh, so give protection to especially the younger plants by painting their bottom sections.
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