Autumn Garden Maintenance in North Balwyn

April 11, 2018

Autumn in a great time in the garden as the days are not as hot but there are plenty of jobs to do like pruning, planting and preparing garden beds for next spring. Greenbelt Garden Care have been busy doing garden maintenance in North Balwyn and surrounding suburbs as there are so many gardening tasks that need to be looked after during Autumn.

Our pruning tools get lots of use as now is the time to tend to seasonal pruning of fruit trees which stimulates the growth of fruit buds and flowers. Hedges can be given a tidy up and trees can be reshaped by removing overgrown or dead branches. Perennials can be cut back and roses deadheaded to promote the last flush of autumn flowers.

It’s a great time to dig new garden beds. Don’t forget to add compost to the soil and a layer of pea straw mulch on the top. As the soil is still warm during autumn it’s an ideal time for planting. Spring flowering bulbs such as daffodils, freesias and jonquils can be planted, as well asĀ  spring flowering annuals like pansy, primulas, snapdragons and sweetpea.

As we remove the last of the summer crops from our vegie gardens it’s time to remove the finished plants and put them in the compost. Turn the soil over and add either organic compost or well rotted chicken manure. This replenishes the soil of nutrients, and encourages earthworms as well as increasing the water holding capacity of the soil. Winter vegetables like broad beans, broccoli and cauliflower can be planted now.

Check your pot plants and repot those that have outgrown their pots. Choose a good quality potting mix and once planted in the new pot, water well with Seasol.

If all this sounds like hard work then Greenbelt Garden Care have a team of professional gardeners who can help you with all those gardening tasks. We specialise in garden maintenance in North Balwyn and surrounding suburbs. Call or email us today to arrange a free quote! You can book us for a one off visit or on a regular basis to take the hassle out of looking after your garden. We also offer a 5% discount for pensioners.