Just because summer is over, it doesn’t mean you should put the tools away until next year. If your garden is your pride and enjoy, you definitely don’t want to skimp on autumn maintenance.
It’s always a good idea to take the pre-emptive measures in and around your garden during autumn before winter hits, otherwise, you may end up with triple the workload come spring.
Outdoor cleaning specialist, Jeyes has put together some top autumn garden maintenance tips for BQ Live:
Mop the deck
Giving your decking a little spruce up from time to time really does help, especially in autumn. Allowing leaves and other debris to build upon your decking can be quite damaging. If left long enough, they will begin to mulch and settle into the cracks and grooves of the decking which in turn will lead to mould and algae.
Even a simple sweep once a week can help to reduce the risk of damaging your decking. Giving your decking a proper cleaning once in a while will also be extremely help. Jeyes 4 in 1 Decking Power cleaner can be used to help with this clean up. It can remove mould, mildew and dirt for your ease and requires no scrubbing to administer. Killing 99.9 per cent of germs, this cleaning product is ideal to make sure that your decking stays in top condition throughout the autumn season.
The low temperatures and wet conditions can damage and effect your lawn, so make sure to tend to it before winter arrives. Clearing the lawn of leaves in the autumn will mean that less areas are blocked from sunlight and dry, brown patches on the grass will not appear. When mowing your lawn in autumn, be sure not to cut it shorter than around five centimetres as the longer the grass, the better it can reach the sunlight and cope during the darker days of winter.
Spring clean the greenhouse… in autumn
Autumn is the perfect time to give your greenhouse the treatment it deserves, as you won’t be doing it in the sweltering summer heat or the blizzards of winter. Cleaning the inside of your greenhouse is essential to ensure that no pests or diseases build up over winter.
Disinfecting your greenhouse with Jeyes Fluid Ready to Use Outdoor Cleaner & Disinfectant is a great way to ensure your greenhouse is ready for the spring. It’s quick, easy to use and kills 99.9 per cent of germs and can even be used on paths, patios and driveways.
Maintain your equipment
Keeping your garden equipment in a good condition is essential to keeping your garden in a good condition as well. Autumn is the perfect time to keep on top of this, so they are ready for spring. Send your lawn mower off for a service before it’s stowed away until the spring, to make sure it’s working at its best. Other tools such as your spades and forks will also benefit from a good clean.
Autumn is a crucial time for both lawn and garden care. The cooler weather doesn’t mean you should stop cutting and watering your lawn. This time of the year is also the perfect time for planting evergreens, shrubs, and flowers to help pollinators survive the winter. You’ll definitely feel the benefits of doing so come spring!
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