Autumn is with us and let’s hope for good weather, to raise our spirits, shorten the winter and give us time to attend to all those essential garden chores!
So, let’s look at our gardening tasks for October.
Time to think of putting the lawn to bed for the winter. Final mowings should be made with a high mower blade setting. Now’s the time to rake out all the ‘thatch’ of dead grass and detritus with a ‘spring-tine’ rake. It’s hard work, but it keeps you warm on a chilly day!
Aeration of the roots is also important. Small areas can be spiked with a garden fork, but for larger spaces, you can use a soil aerator machine.