How to prepare your garden for autumn

At the moment we are enjoying some wonderful sunshine and many of us will be spending lots of time out in our gardens. The flowers are blooming and the shrubs and trees are full of colour. It is a wonderful time to be enjoying the surroundings of a Park Homes Gloucestershire home like the ones from if you are thinking of downsizing.

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Once the summer has come and gone, we will be entering the cooler months of autumn. There are some key things that you need to be doing in your garden during these months to help your plants prepare for winter. Here are just a few of them for you to have a look at.

You should thoroughly clean your greenhouse before overwintering tender plants, sweep out any plant debris, and disinfect all pathways and staging, including the inside of the glass as well. In order to prevent the growth of insects and fungal infections, disinfectant is recommended. During the next few days after cleaning, do not forget to ventilate your greenhouse so that it can completely dry.

By scrubbing the shade paint from your greenhouse windows, you’ll be able to get the most out of the available light. By allowing more sunlight to pass through the glass, the winter temperatures will be able to climb just a little bit higher, helping you to save money on heating during the cold months.

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In order to make the glass sparkle like new, all it takes is a bucket of hot water and a bit of scrubbing. You may want to replace damaged panes of glass in your greenhouse at this time, as well as clearing the gutters of your greenhouse.

It is also a good idea to clean the pots and seed trays ready for sowing and planting your seeds and plug plants in the spring.

The best way to ensure that your beds are adorned with a vibrant display next spring is to dig up the annuals and plant some bulbs ready for next spring. You should cut back faded perennials to the height that is recommended for their plant variety. Remember that seed heads attract butterflies, and can look beautiful when they are covered in dew and cobwebs in autumn.

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