Summer is coming to an end and it is time to put into practice the tasks your garden requires to face the seasonal changes that September implies. You are dealing with a green space that has suffered from high temperatures and needs to prepare for fall.
Now, we are not preparing it for a time of growth such as spring, but we want it to face a time of vegetative break with well-being and nutrients. The execution of simple maintenance tasks will ensure that, even with low night temperatures, your garden is healthy and you can enjoy it during most of the season.
Who doesn’t want to take advantage of the autumn outdoors? Follow our tips to make your spaces shine this September:
Get rid of weeds
September is the month most prone to weeds growing quickly and uncontrollably, so you will have to pull them from your plants and lawns, in order to keep the garden healthy before the cold arrives.
Spend time pruning
Pay attention to the bushes, shape the hedges and carry out deep prunings, as it is the last month of the year that allows them. In addition, it is time to remove dry branches and wilted flowers from your plants. This way, you will help your plants face the fall without anything that takes away their energy.
Collect fruits and seeds
If you have a garden, it is time to harvest and, if necessary, make preserves to preserve the surplus for the winter. Also, collect the seeds and keep them in a cool, dry place until spring arrives.
Nourish your garden before the cold
With the arrival of autumn, your garden will demand fertilizers rich in potassium. Although the application of compost will be gradually reduced, it is important to review the specific needs according to each variety. Follow the manufacturer’s advice or let our in-store experts advise you.
Plant fall varieties
September is the best time to plant fall bulbs, so they will bloom before winter ends, filling your garden with shapes and colors. Tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, freesias… choose the variety you like the most and start planting!
Take care of the lawn
Recovering the well-being of your lawn after the summer involves several tasks that will require effort, but will be worth it once spring arrives. You will have to mow at a low height so the grass regenerates and better absorbs the nutrients from the compost, always making sure not to over fertilize.
Protect against pests and diseases
Whether it is insects or fungi, it is vital to have them at bay in September so your outdoor plants are nourished and strengthened to face the cold. Always remember that the best way to prevent the appearance of these unwanted visitors is to improve the quality of the soil by using the correct fertilizer and adapting the watering to the needs of each plant.
With these steps, your pots and crops will be ready for the beginning of fall. Visit our store to find the necessary tools for each task, our experts will be happy to advise you so your chores are easy and effortless.