Autumn is a beautiful season, with cooler temperatures and milder weather. It is also an excellent time to get out in the garden and prepare for the winter months ahead. If you’re looking to start a new garden or making your existing garden thrive throughout Autumn, here are some tips.
Plant Cool-Season Vegetables
As the weather cools down, it’s the perfect time to plant cool-season vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage, and kale. These vegetables thrive in cooler temperatures and can be planted now for a winter harvest. Make sure to choose a spot in your garden that receives plenty of sunlight and has well-draining soil.
Before planting, it’s important to prepare your soil. Remove any weeds and debris from your garden bed and add Richgro Black Marvel Compost to improve the soil’s structure and fertility. You can also add a layer of mulch to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
Plant Bulbs and Perennials
Autumn is also a great time to plant bulbs and perennials such as daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths. These plants will add colour to your garden in the spring and planting them now gives them time to establish their root systems before winter.
Prune Your Trees and Shrubs
Pruning at this time encourages healthy growth and can help shape your plants. Make sure to use sharp, clean tools and only prune where necessary.
Harvest Your Summer Crops
This is the time of year we reap the harvest of our hard work planting, watering, and fertilizing over the last months. Harvest your summer crops such as tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants. Make sure to pick them before the first frost and store them in a cool, dry place.
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