Autumn Gardening Tips
You may be surprised to discover that Autumn is a fantastic time to get stuck into your garden. With some residual summer warmth, your soil will be workable and ready for action before the winter rains begin their annual onslaught. This is the perfect time to do some planting and general maintenance without it being unpleasantly hot throughout the day.
Mulch is your garden's safety blanket. By helping the soil to retain moisture, a decent bit of mulch prevents you from having to water it quite so often. Because of its density, mulch also helps keeps weeds at bay. Consider it the slow-release vitamin of your garden's soil; over time it breaks down and mixes in additional nutrients that will keep your plants happy and healthy.
Time to Prune
A bit like giving your hair or finger nails a trim, pruning helps to improve the overall appearance and health of your trees. Removing dead or dying branches should be a top priority in Autumn, as it will make way for speedier growth and may also boost crop growth in fruit trees.
Composting is King
There's nothing your garden loves more than some natural fertiliser. Composting helps you save time and is an environmentally friendly process that helps you get rid of natural waste. Because so many trees shed their leaves in autumn, you'll have a fantastic basis for some rich, moist compost that will keep your garden happy and well-fed for months. All you need to do is make sure to keep the balance between kitchen scraps and garden waste and you'll have an almost endless supply of good quality compost. It couldn't be simpler!
Plan Ahead with Bulbs
Some gorgeous flower bulbs help add some colour to your garden, and they won't need to be replanted every year. With so many types, sizes, and colours to choose from, you'll be able to plan your glorious spring wonderland well in advance. They're fairly easy to grow as long as you plant them in a sunny spot.
With full sun, decent drainage, and enough room for growth, fruit trees flourish in the Australian climate. Take advantage of the comfortable autumn weather and plant a few of your favourites. Just be sure to avoid over crowding them with other plants or invasive structures that might stunt their growth.