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and aquatic featuresScoop water weed from ponds with a small netRemove suckers from roses or around the base of treesSummer prune wisteria by shortening all long sideshootsStake dahlias and late-flowering chrysanthemumsTrim privet, laurel, conifers and other
Remove suckers from roses, shrubs and around the base of trees, like cornus and sorbusTrim box topiary and hedgingCut laurel hedges using secateurs so you don't damage the remaining leavesSpray mare's tail with a weedkiller such as glyphosate
Lay new turf and re-sow bare patches of lawnPot up colchicums into decorative containers for bringing into the housePut up bug boxes to provide places for beneficial insects to hibernateCut attractive seed heads for indoor arrangementsSpread netting over ponds or water features t...
particularly cold window sills at nightCollect fallen leaves from around roses to reduce the risk of diseases carrying over to next seasonOrder bare-root fruit trees to plant later this yearClean out water butts and check downpipe fittings
seed mixed with compost on to lawns to thicken growthPrune suckers away from around the base of ornamental treesProtect large ceramic or glazed pots from frost damage by wrapping them in bubble polytheneOrder bare-rooted roses for planting in autumn
Use a fork or hollow-tined aerator to spike your lawn and improve drainage Dig up and pot up tender perennials to bring indoors for winter protectionRaise the cutting height when mowing the lawnApply an autumn lawn foodCover ponds with netting to stop leaves falling inRemove pump...
material around outdoor tapsOrder hedging plants, roses, trees and shrubs, and prepare the soil for plantingSpike compacted lawns and brush grit into the holes to improve drainageRemove pumps and filters from ponds and bubble fountainsDig over vacant soil
Add old crops and bedding to the compost heapSpike lawns then brush grit into the holes to improve surface drainageCollect seeds from beans and sweet peas to sow next yearFirm soil around newly planted trees and shrubs if they've been loosened
Move worm compost bins under cover for winterEmpty glazed and ceramic pots that aren't frost-proof and move under coverOrder loads of farmyard manure or mushroom compost to use over winterCut down marginal plants surrounding pondsCheck piles of rubbish before starting bonfires to...
Wash and disinfect bird feeders and tables Collect fallen leaves and add to a leaf bin to compost down Spread fresh gravel or grit around alpine plants Shred prunings and add to your compost heapCollect and empty hoses and sprinklers to store