There has been a lot of bad weather and rain this summer and for many it has ruined what was going to be a beautiful garden. All is not lost though, the sun has been out and the stormy rain of July is firmly behind us. If you’ve not managed to get out there and sort it yet, here are a few tips that might come in handy.
Weeds will have been thriving in the wet weather, make sure you pull them up from the root as soon as you can. Weeds come up much easier when the ground is wet.
Heavy rain can leach the nutrients from soil. To replenish this restore with a slow- release fertilizer. The primary nutrient that will have been lost is nitrogen, if this is lost you will be able to tell from the lack of growth and poor colour older leaves.
If your lawn is water logged it is important to keep off it until it has fully dried out, then you can begin to make repairs. It’s always a good idea to give your lawn some attention in preparation for the winter and revitalise it after the summer.
As autumn approaches be sure to rake away leaves, as they can smother the lawn and damage the grass. When the frost hits, be sure not to walk on your lawn if it is covered with snow as this will damage it.
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Make your garden shine and look its best over what is left of the summer and up until the frost hits.
There are still plenty of bedding plants about that love autumn weather conditions and a large number of these will bloom right up until the first frost. Flowers will keep your garden bright and beautiful, you might even begin to think its still summer!
Some flowers that bloom in autumn are: