Autumn is fast approaching, so now is the time to get your garden ready for the cold and wet months that will soon be with us for the foreseeable future. As we say goodbye to Summer, let’s look together at how we can get our gardens ready for Autumn.
Autumn is a month that is known for rain. Possibly the wettest season of them all. So how can we prepare our garden for these extremely wet and fairly miserable months?
One of the first things you want to do is check your garden’s drainage. Within your checks, you want to ensure that the drainage route is not blocked. This involved unclogging any drains and guttering. Ensuring any debris, no matter how disgusting has been removed. This will help to prevent your garden from being flooded during the rainy season.
You will also want to install a water butt if you do not already have one in your garden. This is a great way to collect rainwater from this rainy season for you to be able to use during the warmer summer months next year. To be able to collect the maximum amount of rainwater you will want to empty your water butt to collect fresh rainwater.
To ensure you are ready for the autumn month you mainly want to think about how you can clean your garden and have it ready for rain. Some plants will not cope during the cold and wet months. Therefore you may wish to bring them inside or place them into a greenhouse. You should also remember that autumn is the perfect time to plant some of your needs ready for a winter or spring bloom.
Keep it simple and do not be stressed. Getting your garden ready for autumn does not need to be stressful.