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Around the garden job checklist

27 - 2 November 2014

It's time to...

  • Collect and compost autumn leaves
  • Cut back suckers growing around the base of trees
  • Visit garden centres to choose bulbs and bedding for spring displays
  • Mow lawns less frequently now grass growth is slowing down
  • Complete new lawn laying projects during autumn
  • Improve soil in borders in preparation for autumn planting, digging it over and adding compost
  • Remove and clean pumps from ponds
  • Take hardwood cuttings from shrubs and fruit bushes
  • Spike lawns and brush sharp sand or grit into the holes to improve drainage
  • Get hold of stable or farmyard manure to dig into your soil over winter

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