Autumn is the ideal time to give your garden a revamp. Now that air temperatures have cooled down and the soil is still warm enough for plants to establish and grow, it is the perfect time to plant shrubs, trees, veggies, and herbs and start planning for Winter.
1. Start planting
This is the time to plant new Citrus trees, flowering bulbs, or start a veggie patch and plant Potatoes, Spinach, Beetroot, Carrots, Leek, Celery, Silverbeet, Spring Onion, Coriander and Dill. When growing veggies in garden beds, pots, or containers, make sure to use Richgro Black Marvel Potting Mix as it is ready to use straight form the bag and delivers amazing results fast. It also has a slow release soil wetter which is effective for up to 6 months.
2. Feed your veggies
Feed your veggies every 2 weeks with Richgro Black Marvel Tomato and Vegetable Food to improve overall plant health and to give your plants essential nutrients. The liquid food is rapidly absorbed through leaves and roots for deep green leaves and larger fruit.
3. Enrich your soil
Give your trees, flowers and veggies a boost of natural organic nutrients and the best chance for growth by improving your soil’s health with Richgro Black Marvel Garden Compost. You can dig this through garden beds or use it as a mulch in established beds as it contains a premium concentrated (high analysis) booster that is highly soluble. This compost will deliver amazing results for bigger flowers, juicier fruit, better veggies, greener leaves and stronger roots.
4. Lay a new lawn
Autumn is the best season to lay new turf so it can establish before the Winter. You can start by using rolls of turf or by sowing new seeds. Once established you can also use Richgro Lawn Feed & Weed Hose-On liquid fertilizer to provide essential nutrients for a healthy green lawn.
5. Prune and maintain your garden
Now is a good time to prune hedges, shrubs and roses. Cut back old unwanted roses’ stems to 30cm above ground level, thinning out stems and congested growth. You are aiming for an open vase shape as this promotes good air flow and reduces fungal issues. A good reminder is that when you make a cut above a bud, that bud will grow in the direction in which it is pointing so aim for them to be pointing outwards.
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