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Around the garden job checklist

29 - 5 October 2014

It's time to...

  • 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 protection
  • Raise the cutting height when mowing the lawn
  • Apply an autumn lawn food
  • Cover ponds with netting to stop leaves falling in
  • Remove pumps and filters from ponds and water features
  • Empty ceramic and glazed pots to store under cover for winter
  • Collect fallen leaves smothering alpines and other plants
  • Order roses, hedging and fruit trees for winter planting
  • Retrieve plant supports from flower beds, clean and store away

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