🐌 5 GARDEN JOBS TO DO THIS NOVEMBER 🐌

After the pleasure of the autumn harvest, it’s time to turn your attention to some practical garden tasks.

1. TIDY UP WEEDS AND PLANT DEBRIS

By removing weeds, leaves and old plant debris, you not only make your garden look tidier, you take away overwintering hiding places for pests. Slugs and snails will often lurk underneath leaf litter and in patches of weeds.

2. GIVE YOUR LAWN A TREAT

You may have given your lawn its last mow of the year, but there are some other tasks that will help maintain the condition of your grass. Ferrous sulphate can be applied to kill off any moss, and it won’t do any harm to give your lawn a last application of fertiliser.

Be careful not to get any of the iron/ferrous sulphate onto paving, tarmac or other hard surfaces as it can irreversibly stain.

3. CHECK YOUR COMPOST BINS

Composting is so satisfying. It takes all of your garden waste and turns it into a nutrient-rich soil improver. Check the condition of your compost bins or heaps and turnover the green waste. Two compost heaps or bins work best as you can fill one up while the other is rotting.

4. PRUNE DORMANT DECIDUOUS TREES

Deciduous trees are best pruned in late autumn or winter when they’re dormant. However, avoid pruning maple, horse chestnut, birch, walnut and cherry trees as they bleed even towards the end of their dormant season. Instead, prune in mid-summer after new growth has matured.

5. CLEAN YOUR GARDEN TOOLS

Before winter sets in, clean your garden tools and apply a light coat of oil to prevent rusting. Now’s the time to discard broken tools and head down to Homeleigh to buy replacements.