Leave autumn to us
The Mamas & Papas had a hit song about it, John Keats wrote an ode to it and Americans call it something completely different. Autumn is here. Or Fall if you’re from the other side of the pond. Whatever, it’s the perfect time of year to get in the garden and make it ready for the coming cold season.
Rake it up
Leaves are a brilliant source of organic matter and give your soil structure. Rake them up, pile them high and put them in your compost bin OR let them decay naturally. Be warned, it will take a while…
Leave some for the wildlife
Bugs and invertebrates use leaves and twigs as hideaways and homes during the cold season so make sure there’s some left.
Love your lawn
Grass gets clogged at this time of year. The solution is to scarify to remove moss, weeds and thatch lurking in your lawn.
Feed the birds
As the temperature drops, birds need more energy just at the time food is harder to find. Nuts, fats and water will bring them flocking.