You've harvested the last of the marrows and the colour in your borders has faded, yet there's still lots to do in the garden. Whether it's clearing up dead foliage or preparing the garden spring, there's plenty to get stuck in to!
Now is the perfect time to move plants, dig up annuals and plant winter bulbs, like pansies and mayflowers. Remove dying leaves and collapsed stems. After removing weeds, spread compost over the bed to insulate plant roots.
Give the lawn some love
Rake up old grass clippings and moss and put on the compost heap. When cutting the grass for the last time, set the mower blades higher than usual to leave the grass slightly longer. To perk up tired lawns apply an autumn lawn feed.
Clean out the greenhouse
Sweep and disinfect the greenhouse to prevent any overwintering pests and diseases. Remember, September is also a good tme to try some late sowings. If you plant potatoes in a pot your crop will be ready for Christmas. Leafy crops can also thrive - pak choi and spinach varieties will keep you in stirfries until the first frosts.
September is also a good time to bring in tender plants before the first frosts; tidy perrenials and take cuttings.
If you need a helping hand this Autumn then contact GraftinGardeners. They offer a comprehensive garden maintenance service across South West London.
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