Autumn has settled in well and there is no shortage of work in the garden! Indeed, it is necessary to prepare your plants to spend the winter, and for that, it is better to start early. It’s also the last moment to give a coat of paint to the fences, to the garden shed, to do the last masonry work and to take care of the installation of the lighting with the days getting shorter! Here is a small list of things to do during the fall to better understand the arrival of winter.
Take care of the most fragile plants
You have to protect your plants, yes, but you have to take care of the most fragile ones first. Non-hardy plants that are sensitive to cold and humidity can be installed in a tunnel greenhouse or a winter garden. Those that you cannot move will have to make do with a good mulch and protective veils.
Also think about the houseplants you have taken out during the summer, especially orchids or bonsai. And as the weather is cooler, consider reducing the watering of cacti, succulents and bulbous plants.
Plant fall flowers and spring bulbs
If there is one thing that we expect in the fall, it is the flamboyant colors of the flowers, trees and shrubs. So yes, the garden will soon go dormant, but there is still time to enjoy the fall colors. Here you will find a list of 30 flowers to plant in the fall.
During September, you can also set up the spring bulbs!
Gather the last crops of summer
Don’t forget the last summer vegetables: tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, beans. You can also start harvesting grain beans, chayotes, exotic watercress and green anise. Squash is also on the menu, especially the butternut squash, which is perfect in a gratin or in a soup.
Refresh the garden and furniture
Remember to clean and air the greenhouses, but also the garden furniture. Refresh the vegetable garden and the beds. Some fruit trees also deserve a small pruning.
Clean your tools well and protect them in a sandbox during the winter.
Other plantings and seedlings
You can sow Chinese cabbage, spinach, coriander, winter salads, etc. Plant shrubs, perennials and annual and bi-annual flowers.