AUTUMN GARDENING TIPS

Autumn Leaves

MAINTENANCE

Pruning is required to remove dead growth and stimulate new growth of plants trees and shrubs. In March it’s time to prune the summer blooms from hydrangeas, rosemary, lavender, geraniums, roses and fuchsias. Trim evergreen shrubs for tidying and clean up around fruit trees and remove dead leaves and fruit in order to avoid pests over winter. In May it’s to prune your fruit trees, if you lack experience pruning, Ausgarden can ensure that your fruit trees are pruned to prepare your trees for a productive fruiting season. It's time to prepare your garden beds with mulch and compost. Allow a few weeks before planting your cool season vegies.

PLANNING

Autumn is a great time to asses your garden and grounds to improve problem areas. Planning in Autumn will allow works to be undertaken in winter so you can be ready for the spring planting season. Consider a consultation with Ausgarden for customised garden solutions for your property, we can assist with property works, landscaping, plant selection or help rejuvenate problem areas.

LAWN CARE

After the dry, hot summer, now is the time for repair of your lawn, as the nights are cooler but the ground is still warm. Aerate your lawn and remove dead thatch. Feed lawns with slow release fertiliser to develop a strong root system and a thick lush lawn. Autumn is also a good time to top up the lawn seed to promote a plush lawn.

FLOWERS

Winter annuals to plant for colour in the colder months such as calendulas, viola, pansies, lobelia, carnations, sweet peas, polyanthus, primulas and cyclamen or spring flowering bulbs such as daffodils freesias, anemone, crocus, and hyacinths. Plant tulip bulbs in early May. Natives you can plant in autumn include heath, bottlebrush, banksia, lillypilly, eucalypts and grevillea.

AUTUMN SEASON PLANTING

Chives
Garlic
Lemongrass
Coriander
Rocket
Oregano
Parley
Rosemary
Tarragon
Thyme
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Spinach
Leek
Onion
Potatoes
Silver Beet
Swede
Turnip
Parsnip
Beetroot
Broad Beans
Lettuce
Peas
Raddish
Shallot