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Top gardening jobs for September

In September the weather begins to turn cooler and the month is a time of change in the garden. The summer is ending and with it comes the last of your vegetable crops and the ripening of Autumn fruits such as apples, pears & raspberries. The garden is starting to prepare for Winter and soon the leaves will be on the turn, but for now there is still enough warmth for Autumn flowering bedding and some preparations ready for Spring.

Autumn Bedding

Top gardening jobs for September

Spring Bulbs

Plant Spring flowering bulbs such as daffodils, crocus and hyacinths

Pruning

Prune rose bushes that have finished flowering back to half to prevent wind rock over Winter

Lawns

Treat lawns with an Autumn lawn feed and re-sow any bare patches

Harvesting

Harvest any remaining potato crops. Harvest your last raspberry crops, cut them to the ground, thin out and tie in new canes for next year

Perennials

Cut down perennials that have finished flowering and mulch the soil surface. Divide herbaceous perennials

Nesting Boxes

Take down and clean nest boxes before drying out and putting back up

Feeding Birds

Start to feed wild birds. Fat balls and peanuts are good foods to help them through the Winter

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