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Essential Gardening Tips for September and October

Having worked on your garden throughout the summer, you may have thought that during September and October you can sit back, relax and enjoy the last of the light evenings this year as your garden blooms.

Whilst this is true in some respects, there are still some tasks to carry out over the next two months to keep your garden looking great.

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If you’ve opted to grow your own fruit and vegetables, September is the month to harvest many of these. Onions, apples, tomatoes, potatoes and more will be ready to be picked at this time of year.

As you do so, you’ll no doubt notice that your flowerbeds have started to dwindle in colour, and the leaves on your trees are starting to turn crimson as autumn arrives.

With the colour in the garden changing from the brightness of the summer, through to the oranges, reds, golds and browns of autumn, September is the month to deadhead your flowers, prune your trees and give your garden a tidy, which will also help save the work during the wetter and colder months.

To help make the task of deadheading and pruning your plants, shrubs, and trees, as well as removing garden waste easier during September, at eSpares we stock a range of essential gardening tools, garden appliances and appliance parts for shredding, pruning and outdoor cleaning.

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For when the crimson leaves turn brown and fall onto the lawn, decking, and patio throughout the winter months, it’s important to ensure that they are cleaned away at the earliest opportunity, rather than left to rot on the ground, covering the lawn and preventing the grass from getting vital sunlight.

The best way to remove such garden debris, is to use a garden vacuum – particularly one which has a blower function, as this will enable you to remove debris from those hard to reach corners within your garden. At eSpares we stock a range of spare parts and accessories for garden vacuums for all the top brands.

With the garden waste increasing during October, it is important to ensure that you have somewhere to dispose of it. Whilst you could get rid of it via your green waste collection, a solution which is better for your garden is to invest in a compost bin – and if you don’t already have one, October is a perfect month to start.

If you are going to start a compost bin within your garden, along with placing it within an area of the garden away from where daily activities are carried out, it’s also important to remember to add a variety of different materials, such as cardboard, vegetable peelings, and grass cuttings. Never add pest-ridden material as this will nurture the pests which you’re trying to rid your garden of.

With your plants, shrubs and trees deadheaded and pruned, fallen leaves collected and the final cut of the year carried out, your garden is now almost ready for the winter months – although don’t forget to cover your patio furniture and barbecue to ensure that come the first signs of summer next year they are ready for use.

If you have any tips for essential work which needs to be conducted in the garden during September and October, share them within the comment section and help your fellow green-finger pals.

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One Comment

  1. Mary Preston

    on October 29, 2014 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing these useful tips! I’ll use them next year!

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