Other Jobs Around The Garden This September
Creat 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 bin and are ideal for making leaf mould.
Improve clay soil before it becomeS too wet or frozen by incorporating organic matter and/or horticultural grit.
Raise pots off the ground for the winter by using bricks or ‘pot feet’, to prevent waterlogging.
Clear pond weed and net your pond in anticipation of autumn leaf fall.
Sow green manures such as buckwheat, clover and ryegrass on uncultivated areas to imrpove soil and keep weeds down over winter.
Install water butts to collect rain this autumn and winter. Rain water is great for watering ericaceous plants such as blueberries, rhododendrons and camellias.
Blitz perennial weeds, they are more vulnerable to weed killers in the autumn. Use a selective glyphosate free formular to kill both leaves and roots.
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.