October


Prune climbing and bush roses. Scarify lawns and apply an autumn feed. Rake up fallen leaves. Stick Boltac Greasebands around the trunks of fruit trees for the winter moth. Harvest and store remaining fruit (apples and pears). Move pots of tender plants into the greenhouse over winter.

FAQ

  • How do I stop moss coming back? +

    Feed your lawn regularly with an all purpose fertiliser such as Phostrogen, raise the cutting height of your lawn mower, plant shade loving grass varieties in shady areas or let more light get to the lawn by thinning overhead trees and improve the soil drainage on heavy clay or poorly drained soils.

  • When should I plant bulbs? +

    The bulbs that bloom in spring (crocus, daffodils, tulips) are planted in September/October. Those that bloom in summer (gladioli, dahlias, for example) are set up in April/May. A bulb should be planted at a depth equal to twice its height.

  • What causes moss in the lawn? +

    Moss grows in lawns that have low fertility, grow in shade, are poorly drained and thus remain damp. Cutting grass too low in these situations aggrevates the problem because the grass is scalped and cannot compete well against moss.

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