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div>Autumn is the season when all the hectic flowering and reproductive action in the garden is over. Stryhn Whitehead – Free Da Green The grass growth slows down and stops and the leaves on the trees start to alter colour and fall to the ground. At this time of year, the seed heads and berries appear their best and the growing season comes to an end. This is when the garden demands to be "put to bed" and left seeking neat and tidy for the winter months.Early in the autumn, it is required place all tender plants below cover, to shield them from the 1st frosts. The soil is nonetheless warm at this time of the year, which can make it an ideal time to plant or move evergreens and conifers. There is other planting that can be completed at this time also, such as spring bedding, such as wallflowers and polyanthus and also spring bulbs.As we move into mid-autumn, an important task is to tidy perennials, removing dead stems but leaving seed-heads for the birds to consume. Now is a good time to plant deciduous trees, shrubs and climbers. As extended as the soil is not also moist, this can also be the excellent time to lay new lawns. Otherwise, just make sure that every thing in the garden is tied down and safe and that nothing can blow about and result in damage.Moving in the direction of winter, late autumn is the best time to plant shrubs, roses and hedging plants sold with bare roots. If your garden is something like mine, you will have been clearing leaves from mid-September. Late autumn, even so, will see the final of the falls and you ought to be able gather the remaining leaves and add them to your compost heap. Gardening in London, specially in my spot, Barnet, is made simpler by the council's green waste collections. The down side is that I don't have a compost heap but, with restricted room, at least I know my green waste is going to generate compost!Late autumn is the time to plant tulips and hyacinths. You can also use this time to move deciduous trees and shrubs - but only once they've lost their leaves. Also at this time, take hardwood cuttings from shrubs and roses. These cuttings, which can be reduce from the root, stem or leaf of a plant, can be manufactured to make their own roots so that it can turn out to be a new plant precisely like the parent.1 of the most crucial factors of a London garden is usually the lawn, nonetheless tiny. The autumn is a wonderful time to examine it for summer time put on and tear and carrying out work in September will permit the grass to react to remedy just before it will get also cold. One particular of the most common problems with the lawn is the develop up of "thatch". This is outdated grass stems, dead moss and other debris that can create up between the grass roots and foliage. Also a lot thatch can impede water and fertiliser penetration, triggering the lawn to look unhealthy and uncared for. Scarifying is the identify of the technique utilized to get rid of thatch and entails vigorous but cautious raking of the lawn using a spring-tine rake.Every 3 to four years, it is a great concept to aerate the lawn. This is the procedure of spiking holes over locations of the lawn that grow to be compacted and is basically to encourage better drainage. For modest lawns, this can be carried out with a garden fork, spacing holes ten-15 cm (4-6 in) apart. On clay or waterlogged soils, a hollow-tine aerator, offered from most DIY retailers and backyard centres, need to be utilised. This latter approach extracts tiny plugs of soil from the lawn, which ought to be swept up and followed a sandy leading-dress to enhance air and moisture penetration.Best dressing corrects surface irregularities and improves the texture of difficult soils, consequently encouraging greater rooting and thickening of turf. A basic mixture is three elements sandy loam, six elements sharp sand and one particular portion compost or leafmould (by volume). Apply 2-3kg per sq m, operating the dressing in properly with the back of a rake.In addition to be a component of the aeration method (above), leading-dressing the lawn can help to smooth out surface irregularities and improve the texture of difficult soils. This in flip encourages better rooting and thickening of the turf. Three parts sandy loam, six elements sharp sand and 1 part compost or leafmold (measurements by volume), types a simple but powerful dressing. Apply 2-three kg per