September is generally a cooler, windier month than August and the days are becoming shorter. September also marks the start of Autumn, the perfect time to plant and move shrubs and trees. Plant now and they’ll get off to a flying start next spring, as they will have had all winter to settle in. Here are some top jobs to be getting on with in the cooler weather:
Top 10 jobs this month
- Plant shrubs and trees to fill gaps and add structure and Autumn colour. Once the weather turns ‘autumnal’ you can also move trees and shrubs Our new range of semi-mature trees comes in at the start of this month.
- Keep up with watering of newly planted or newly moved plants, using rainwater if possible
- Divide herbaceous perennials
- Plant spring flowering bulbs
- Autumn is also a good time to lay new turf and re-sow bare patches of lawn.
- Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway
- Cover leafy vegetable crops with bird-proof netting
- Continue to harvest and tidy the vegetable garden
- Clear dead leaves promptly once they start to fall, as rotting leaves can be a source of disease in the garden. Add some to the compost heap or bag up to become valuable leaf mould in time.
- Give hedges a final tidy up and start planning any new hedging requirements to make the most of the more cost effective bare root and root-balled plants available from the Big Plant Nursery from November (we are taking orders now!)
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