October in the Garden

bulbs photoPlant Spring flowering bulbs including tulip’s, daffodils and crocus bulbs now into patio planters and borders for great colour next spring.

Kill off existing weed growth by applying Weedfree 360 weedkiller to affected areas, Weedfree 360 weedkiller will kill all weeds on contact without contaminating the soil. Weedfree 360 weedkiller can also be used to clear weeds on patio and tarmac driveways.

Apply PAC Moss control for patios to moss on slates, tiles, driveways and footpaths now to kill unwanted moss and lichen growth. Simply mix with water and apply to affected areas in dry weather. Watch your moss disappear.

moss photoKill lawn moss now with an application of Zero lawn Moss Control applied to the entire lawn area. Apply through a Knapsack Sprayer or watering can evenly onto the affected lawn area. Zero lawn Moss Control can be applied in wet or dry weather.

October is the ideal time to take cuttings from your favourite plants including Fuchsia, Hydrangeas, Potentillia, buddleia, laurel and willows. Remember to dip the cuttings into Strike rooting powder to help with a stronger root development

Apply an OSMO Autumn lawn fertiliser to your entire lawn area. OSMO Autumn lawn fertiliser greens your grass without forcing growth and helps to kill lawn moss.

Its time to plant Rhubarb Timberely Early in your garden; choose the early fruiting variety, called Timberely early for strong stems of rich red rhubarb. Remember to enrich the soil using organic compost

Graves can be brightened up now by planting some winter and spring flowering Cyclamen, Pansies, Violas and spring flowering bulbs. You can also place a planted container with winter and spring colour.

Start making a garden compost heap using fallen leaves, lawn clippings, shredded newspapers and uncooked kitchen organic waste. Remember to apply a dressing of Autumn Compost maker to accelerate to composting process, simply sprinkle onto the layers of organic materials to help the composting process.

Garden and song birds should be fed from now until late spring, Sunflower seeds, Wild bird mixes and bird peanuts will offer high levels of protein and energy for your garden birds. October is also a good time to clean out old nesting boxes and to place a couple of new nesting boxes around the garden.

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