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Around the garden job checklist

6 - 12 October 2014

It's time to...

  • Treat field horsetail with a systemic herbicide such as glyphosate
  • Install water butts to collect rainwater over winter
  • Scarify, aerate and feed your lawn
  • Gather up hoses, sprinklers and watering equipment to store away for winter
  • Wrap insulation material around outdoor taps
  • Order hedging plants, roses, trees and shrubs, and prepare the soil for planting
  • Spike compacted lawns and brush grit into the holes to improve drainage
  • Remove pumps and filters from ponds and bubble fountains
  • Dig over vacant soil and spread a thick layer of compost over the surface
  • Paint timber decking with preservative

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