Many people consider spring to be the best season for some effective gardening but in reality, most of the job should be done in the fall so that the garden is nicely prepped for spring growing season. Making the most of sunny days is very enjoyable, especially since the weather will be pleasant for spending time outside. With just a little bit of effort on your part you can ensure the healthiest conditions for the seasonal transition of your plants and vegetables.
Check out the condition of your plants
Before you start any major work, make sure to thoroughly inspect the state of your plants. Pay attention to the way they grow and whether they actually achieved their full bloom during the summer months. That way you’ll immediately know what plants need to be moved and separated because they require more place to properly grow and which plants, perhaps, need to be placed in a more fertile soil as well as change their position in order to get more or less sunlight.
Add the compost
Adding the compost and the additional layer of organic material will ensure the health of your plants throughout the colder period. Regardless of what kind of compost you decide to go for, make sure that you complete this step before the cold hardens the ground and the plants are left with shortage of nutrients during the harsh weather conditions.
Fertilize the lawn
Taking the time to spray the grass turf with fertilizer will make it grow a lot better when the spring comes. Natural fertilizers are always a great option and they will provide the turf with enough nutrients during winter. What’s more, by applying the fertilizer all over the grass turf, you’ll prevent the weeds and other unwanted plants from growing when the nature wakes up again. Additional help with weed is the use of selective herbicide. Selective herbicide should be used for spot treatments. Be careful not to use non-selective herbicide because it can destroy all green life.
Store away your watering system
Being exposed to water can make your garden and plants suffer from frost during the winter, which can have devastating results in the spring. If you have an automatic watering system, remember to turn it off and drain out all the water. In case you water your plants with hose, make sure to put it away and blast the water out as well. Put away all your watering supplies in the shed or garage during the colder months and avoid any trivial accidents such as frost damage.
Get rid of the green waste
Your garden might be kept in pristine condition but you know very well that fall is the time when plants and trees shed their leaves, which then cover the gardens and streets. The gardens are actually more prone to natural waste because the low plants are also shedding their leaves and flowers. While the fall colours really look beautiful, you don’t need that amount of green waste in your garden. Therefore, make sure you do a regular clean up of your garden as long as there’s organic waste accumulated. You can also rent skip bins in Penrith and similar green waste removal services so that you can efficiently and quickly get rid of all the rubbish.
If you want your garden to be beautiful and a true green oasis in spring, and also achieve success with your herbs, crops and flowers, you should definitely devote some of the fall days to a thorough garden work. Moreover, if you want to add some new plants and veggies to your garden, fall might be the perfect time to plant the seeds – just remember to check beforehand what seeds are actually advisable to be planted as soon as the fall comes.
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