Other Jobs About The Garden This September

Create compost bins in preparation for all the fallen leaves and dead plant material which you’ll be collecting over the coming months. Autumn leaves make a great addition to compost bins and are ideal for making leaf mould.

Install water butts to collect rain this autumn and winter. Rain water is great for watering ericaceous plants such as blueberries, rhododendrons and camellias.

Raise pots off the ground for the winter by using bricks or ‘pot feet’ to prevent waterlogging.

Improve clay soil before it becomes too wet or frozen by incorporating organic matter and/or horticultural grit.

Burn diseased plant material or dispose of it in your household or green waste. Don’t compost it as the spores may remain in the compost and reinfect your plants.

Blitz perennial weeds, they are more vulnerable to weeds killers in the autumn. Use a selective glyphosate free formula to kill both the leaves and the roots.

Top Tip:

Net ponds now before autumn leaf fall gets underway to reduce the amount of debris entering the water.


This Month's Key Tips
  • Plant spring flowering bulbs.
  • Pick autumn raspberries.
  • Plant trees and shrubs in autumn - will give them the best start to let the roots settle in before new spring growth.
  • Keep up with watering of new plants.
  • Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway.