Additional Winter Garden Services

Top Tips for October

Posted at October 9, 2018 in News by JHPS Gardens

The dark nights and mornings have been creeping up on us this autumn and we are quickly running out of daylight. Even so, your garden still needs tending to and you can definitely carry out a number of jobs so that you are ready for the spring. Here are some tasks that you can do this month to ensure your garden will be flourishing when Spring rolls around again.

It’s just also time to start preparing your soil properly for next year. Start digging in compost, manure and as much organic matter as you can so that the soil can absorb all the nutrients ready to help your plants to thrive in the spring. It’s a good idea to start as early as you can in your preparation for next year – especially if your soil is heavy clay.

You should also start to think about protecting your garden for the winter. It certainly depends on how exposed your garden is, however it’s a good idea to move your tender plants into a greenhouse or put other measures in place to protect any vulnerable plants from extreme weather conditions.

In addition, you may want to scarify and aerate your lawn in order to prevent problems like moss and waterlogging. It’s important that you remove the grass clippings, roots and other organic matter which have collected over the months, forming thatch in your lawn. Applying an autumn fertilizer now will help to strengthen your lawn against the cool weather.

Just by completing these simple tasks, it will make spring gardening much easier and get your garden to look good now!