September Tidy up!
Here’s a few tips from one of our experts – Lorna – Garden centre manager at Newton Mearns.
- Spruce up pots and planters for the Winter- combine evergreens like heuchera, leucothoe, gaultheria and ferns for texture whilst bedding like violas, cyclamen and heathers provide colour. Underplant with Spring bulbs i.e. dwarf daffodils, muscari and tulips for a blast of colour in Spring
- Regularly water Rhododendrons and Camellias. Lack of flowers in the Spring is often caused by drought in the Autumn when flower buds form. Applying fertiliser such as chicken pellets is helpful
- Plant Spring bulbs in your borders and pots- Snowdrops and Bluebells for a natural woodland feel or ornate, large headed Alliums and Tulips for a modern twist
- Putting effort into your Autumn lawn care routine sets your lawn up for the Spring next year. Feed, weed, repair and reseed along with aerating and scarifying makes for a healthier lawn
- Now is the time to collect fallen (non-diseased) leaves to make leaf mould- great for using as a soil conditioner and mulch. Simply gather into bin bags or wire cage, leave in a secluded spot for a few months, occasionally watering if dry