The autumn is slowly sinking and makes itself felt every day. The days are getting shorter, temperatures are dropping, it’s raining a lot and the sun is only occasionally shining through the gray sky clouds. But that is no reason for hobby gardeners to hang their heads. But on the contrary! You know exactly how beautiful the Autumn in the garden n can be! There you can admire the flowers of the autumn flowers and look back proudly on his own work throughout the garden season. Because the months of painstaking gardening pays off now. In the autumn, you harvest what farm and garden have brought and tried to store everything edible for the long winter. That means a lot of gardening again. But what should be on your to-do-list and what exactly you should pay attention to in your garden, we want to reveal to you in this article.
Gardening can not stop in the fall, the to-do list is quite long.
Rich harvest and gardening in autumn
For all hobby gardeners, the fruit and vegetable harvest comes first and is their highest priority. The fruits and vegetables grown in spring are now ripe and you have to collect them. But that is not the thing done. It is best to organize a dry and dark place where you can store the harvested during the winter months.
This may be the basement or another room, but it must be airy and cool in any case. Apples, pears and potatoes can be stored there. In good weather, the pumpkins can stay outside in the garden for longer, so they can mature properly. In addition, you can use them right away for Halloween and create appropriate deco for indoors and outdoors.
Decorate the garden beds with pumpkins and welcome the autumn festivals!
If you have many fruit trees in the garden and they now bear sweet fruit, you can get the preserving jars from the cellar and get right to work! Tasty, homemade jam made from apples, pears or figs is welcome on every table in winter. So you can also bake especially tasty cakes when it is snowing outside. Pickled vegetables are always useful, it tastes great, especially in winter.
Get the preserving jars from the cellar and get down to business!
Gardening in the fall still means preparing the garden for the coming winter
We have already provided tips on our website on how to prepare the autumn garden for the coming cold winter season. In this regard, such duties as setting onion flowers, cutting hedge, planting rose bushes, and much more are undoubtedly high on your to-do list. Now let’s add something to it:
- In the fall you can collect the seeds of annual flowers and garden plants, put them in paper bags and store them in a dry and dark place until next spring;
- In the autumn months you still have the opportunity to be outside in the Garden herbs to collect and to dry them. Then you always have something fragrant in the kitchen during the winter;
- Perennials such as daisies and delphiniums can best be multiplied by division;
- Evergreen shrubs like ivy can be planted in the fall, they are hardy and can survive the low temperatures outside;
- Now you have to loosen the soil and enrich it with fertilizer:
- In the fall you still have the chance to transplant young trees;
- Do not forget to mow and fertilize the lawn by mid-October at the latest;
- You must collect and dispose of fallen leaves on the garden floor!
The fallen leaves must be collected and disposed of in the autumn.
How do you find the duties listed above? Yes, we also think that means a huge amount of gardening in the fall! Unfortunately, you can not cross anything, this list can not fail in principle! Surely you would agree here, the goal of any gardening in the fall is to prepare the outdoor area as perfectly as possible to the nearest gardening season. And that’s up to every hobby gardener, right?
Gardening in autumn means cleaning and disposal!
Gardening in autumn: keep the garden pool or pond clean
Finally, let’s turn your attention to another aspect of gardening in the fall, namely the maintenance of your pool or garden pond. Anyone who has one knows exactly how much effort and work this particular highlight in the garden demands. Yes, but a garden pond or pool brings a lot of positive emotions. It is pure pleasure to sit outside on the garden pond on warm summer evenings listening to the chirping of birds. Beautiful water lilies and other aquatic plants thrive in the pond, which in the warm months are a special eye-catcher in the garden. A pond gives your garden a definitely romantic touch and, in most cases, serves as a perfect outdoor relaxation area.
The garden pool you have to keep clean in the fall and prepare for the winter
And if you have a pool, then you can call yourself lucky. The bathing fun there is enormous in good weather and can not be measured with painstaking care. But now you have to take targeted action to keep your outdoor pool clean. With a landing net, you should regularly fish the leaves from the water surface in autumn. Otherwise they soon sink to the bottom of the pond and form mud there. If one has already settled there, you must remove it before winter. The garden pool is no longer used on cool days, so you need to clean it and cover it. Then he can be used again next year.
Follow our advice today and prepare your garden for the coming winter and the next gardening season in the fall weeks. Your gardening in the fall will pay off in a few months! We wish you a lot of fun!