Autumn is a time of great change for nature and this can be seen just by looking at the leaves, which change from the fresh green of summer to shades of yellow, brown and orange.
It is also a time of great work in the garden , with different activities and routines to carry out. If you want to work in the garden in the fall , you can do so without inconvenience.
If you are thinking of planting apple, pear or plum trees , remember to do them in pairs or several because only in this way will they be pollinated since they cannot do it by themselves but they need at least one other tree to pollinate and bear fruit. Also take the opportunity to plant tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other bulbs to bloom in spring.
- 1 Lower the temperature, the tasks begin
- 2 Collect the leaves, take care of the soil
Lower the temperature, the tasks begin
When planting trees, remember to clear the undergrowth from the land so that the specimens receive all the water, without competing with the weeds. In addition, it is recommended that you cover the foot of trees, shrubs or plants with mulch, compost or manure to prevent the soil from drying out while the roots remain protected against frost.
If you do not want to plant new trees but you are thinking of moving them, it is the ideal time to transplant them. The same goes for shrubs that are deciduous. In the case of evergreen trees or shrubs, it is best to wait until winter.
From autumn it is important to reduce the level of irrigation. It should be more spaced since the frequency of rains increases and also the water takes longer to absorb due to lower temperatures. To organize yourself, you can water twice a week for lawns and once a week for shrubs. Cacti and succulents can only receive water once a month. Before starting the irrigation, take advantage of the season to put the containers in good condition, verifying that the drainage is not covered because it is not a suitable time for puddles and it is very common for this to happen due to the slower evaporation of water.
Pick the leaves, take care of the soil
One of the most arduous tasks in the garden in the fall is the collection of leaves, but it is something that will have to be done on a regular basis in order to take care of the garden. This includes wilted leaves that you can collect to reuse and compost. It is also the time to save the bulbs of the summer season , such as dahlias, begonias or Indian reeds. These bulbs will be reborn the following spring if you keep them wrapped in newspaper and keep it in a closed box.
To protect the roots from the cold , many gardeners take advantage of nature and cover the soil with mulch, which can be pine bark, straw, mulch or sawdust. This isolates the roots.
Fall is also an ideal time to seed grass or reseed. If you already have grass, you should apply a lawn fungicide after the mowing to prevent the typical diseases that are caused by the presence of fungi.