As autumn is in full swing, it is a good time to get on top of odd jobs in the garden.
But what tasks should you be undertaking this time of year?
In the article, we have put together a list of odd jobs that you can tackle in the garden.
Keep gutters free of leaves
As the leaves fall from the trees, you may want to consider installing gutter guards. Gutter guards are available in many materials, and help block debris from entering the gutter whilst allowing water to drain. This can help cut back on gutter cleaning during the cold winter months.
Plant Spring Bulbs
After the growing season has finished, be sure to prepare your garden for the arrival of new plants. Autumn is a great time to prepare your garden ready for spring by planting spring bulbs. There are many available on the market, so be sure to check the correct time to plant. For more information about planting spring bulbs, visit the RHS website.
Clean and stack pots
As many of your pot plants will begin to fade and lose their appearance, it may be a good time to clean out your empty pots. Scour pots with a soft bristle brush and rinse. Once clean, turn your pots upside down to prevent them from filling with water and freezing and cracking.
Cover winter pot plants
Although winter plants can withstand the cold winter months, it is still best practice to cover them over to prevent them from freezing over. You can buy a suitable plant covers from many garden centers or local supermarkets.
Rake up the leaves
Gather as many leaves as you can during the autumn months. Autumn leaves retain moisture, stifle weeds and enrich the soil. Gather as many as you can and retain them until the spring. You can also add organic fertilizer and turn the soil in your beds to ease the workload come springtime.
Protect patio furniture
For those who have little storage space, covering your garden furniture with plastic covering may be the best option. A heavy polyester design will help prevent your furniture from cracking in extreme cold temperatures. You can find heavy duty plastic covering in many mainstream supermarkets and garden centers.
Store garden tools
Storing your garden tools during the winter months can save you essential time when the busy spring season begins. Create space in your garage or garden shed to organise your tools ready for the upcoming months. For more ideas on how to organise your tool shed, read the life storage blog.
Keep your home warm during the winter
As well as keeping your garden tidy and well maintained, it is also a good idea to keep your home well insulated for the upcoming winter months. Humberside Glazing are double glazing specialists based in Scunthorpe.