Autumn Garden Maintenance Guide
During autumn, cool temperatures set in to replace the sweltering summer sun blaze. It is a good season for garden waste collection as you prepare for the winter. Rubbish collection and disposal is important for your lawn as it prevents the accumulation of dead leaves and plants that could be hazardous to your health in addition to being unsightly. Here is a comprehensive guide for preparing your garden during autumn.
Consider Removing Greenhouse Shading
As autumn approaches, days become shorter while nights get longer. Since light is an essential element for optimal plant growth, you will want to remove the shade from your greenhouse to maximize the amount of sunlight reaching your plants to make up for the short days. The glasses of your greenhouse should also be cleaned using hot water to create a clearer view of the plants from outside. You should also remember to clean all the gutters as trapped leaves can prevent rainwater from escaping the roof of the greenhouse. Lastly, utilize this period to replace all the damaged and broken glasses.
Remove Dead Plants
Start by collecting all unwanted plants and those that perished during the summer season and place them in one compost heap. Secondly, tidy the borders of the garden and check the remaining plants for dead stalks and branches. If they perished due to pests and diseases, do not add them to the compost pile. Instead, put them together and throw them in a rubbish disposal container. This also applies for all other parasitic plants and weeds that you may have collected during the clean-up. Such a clean-up also eradicates the hiding places for pests and insects that could be detrimental to your new plants shooting up during spring.
Organic Waste Disposal
The third step involves eliminating all the organic waste materials such as leaves from your yard. You can either keep the waste to make leaf molds or use a composter to create organic manure. However, the most productive technique is to store the leaves in garbage bags with small holes on the sides. The process takes approximately two years, but the end product is capable of enhancing your soil’s fertility significantly.
Uproot All Weeds
All the vacant spaces in your garden are prone to infestation by weed in the coming season. To avoid this, many gardeners opt to uproot the weeds while they are still young to reduce competition of space, nutrients, and water between useful crops and the unwanted plants. A single weed can produce more than a thousand seeds if left unattended. Rubbish removal is essential for protecting your garden; it ensures that the weed is transported and deposited properly to prevent their regrowth. Although it is not possible to eliminate all weed seeds from the soil, appropriate control methods will go a long way in curbing their infestation.
Autumn is arguably the best time to make important changes such as garden waste clearance because the soils are still warm. Also, the warm atmosphere and soils provide the best conditions for growing evergreens. Therefore, if you want to introduce some valuable plants into your garden, autumn is the best time to get rid of weeds and give way for such plants. Move around your garden identifying the plants and waste products that require elimination and contact a waste removal company for efficient disposal.