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September 30, 2022

Gardening tasks for October in the UK

Autumn has arrived and leaves are starting to fall and there are plenty of tasks to get on with!

With the hot dry summer no doubt your lawn needs attention
Make sure you care for your lawn by raking leaves off the grass which can be turned into leaf mould and is useful and versatile soil conditioner. Its an ideal time to re seed and turf Also cut the grass for the final time of the year at the end of October and make sure that the last cut is slightly higher than during the summer months.
Use Root building autumn lawn feeds to discourage weeds and improve resistance to drought.

Tidy up the garden
October is definitely the time for clearing up the greenhouse. Garden furniture will need covering and storing for the winter Its also a good time to start a compost bin with waste grass cuttings and leaves.

Split up spring-flowering perennials
Divide herbaceous perennials, which flower in the spring, to ensure healthy, vigorous plants that will continue to perform year after year.

Plant garlic and onion sets
Can be planted in autumn. Plant it in your vegetable patch with the pointed ends up, just below the soil surface and spaced 10cm apart.

Plant spring-flowering bulbs
Plant bulbs to ensure a colourful display when spring arrives. Try planting clumps of five or seven bulbs of the same variety through a border, for a really effective display sure to impress! Plant them at a depth equal to twice the height of the bulb.

Replace that tired summer bedding with autumn planting
We have plenty of colour to freshen up those containers and baskets.
Choose from an amazing range of Violas, pansies, Bellis and add some ivy for trailing foliage.

Grow hyacinths for winter flowers and fragrance
Plant prepared hyacinths for indoors to provide winter scent and a splash of colour to your home. For hyacinths that will flower around the Christmas period, make sure you buy bulbs that are labelled ‘prepared’ and plant them in early October.

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